What if Christopher Columbus owed his success-maybe even his very life-to two brothers who have been almost completely forgotten in the annals of history? "Forgotten Brothers" is the story of Martin and Vicente Pinzon, and their instrumental role in the eventual success of Christopher Columbus' mission. Columbus invited Martin Pinzon to join the expedition, but the two men would eventually become bitter rivals. And while heartbreak was the fate for the Pinzons, Columbus returned a victor, and history regards him as a hero. Based on many long-neglected historical treatises, some as many as 140 years old, this book presents a different picture of the facts of the voyage-facts today's history books fail to reveal."