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Those interested in the explorer's own writings will find two books worthy of attention: The Log of Christopher Columbus (translated by Robert H. Fulson, International Marine Publishing, 252 pp., $29.95 cloth, $14.92 paper) is a diary of his first voyage; The Libro de las profecias of Christopher Columbus (translation and commentary by Delno C. West and August Kling, University of Florida Press, 274 pp., $49.95) is his notebook of biblical prophecies, which attempts to link the New World with the New Jerusalem.

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