Learn many little-known facts not generally included in the typical biographies of Columbus. Learn that it was the saga of Leif Erickson that was one of the inspirations for Columbus’s voyage to the East. Columbus was such a skilled astronomer that he knew the exact date when the next eclipse of the moon was and used that knowledge to his advantage. Also learn that though Columbus was a great man, he was not a modest man. He wanted too much, and so he did not get enough (54).