In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. But what happened next? Charles C. Mann’s book, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, takes readers on a fascinating journey through the aftermath of Columbus’s voyage. Mann explores his arrival’s profound impact on the Americas, Europe, and even Africa. He uncovers the complex web of global changes that resulted from the New World’s vast resources and the cultural exchange that followed. From introducing new foods to spreading diseases, Mann’s book illuminates the many ways in which Columbus’s actions transformed the world. Readers will come away from this page-turner with a newfound appreciation for the depth of impact a single historical event can have on human history.