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Discovery of America and early explorations

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  • The Conquistadorsby Matthew Restall; Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 9.99

    With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed the course of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements.... more...

  • El Doradoby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

    El Dorado, the South American "Lost City of Gold," became a siren call for Spanish conquistadores eager to obtain fame and fortune by discovering the undiscoverable. Lives and fortunes were lost, reputations were made and lost, but El Dorado always seemed to be tantalizingly out of reach. With the original story growing out of a religious... more...

  • Race to the New Worldby Douglas Hunter

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 27.95

    The final decade of the 15th century was a turning point in world history. The Genoese mariner Christopher Columbus sailed westward on the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, famously determined to discover for Spain a shorter and more direct route to the riches of the Indies. Meanwhile, a fellow Italian explorer for hire, John Cabot, set off on his own journey,... more...

  • Lope de Aguirre y la rebelión de los marañonesby Beatriz Pastor; Sergio Callau

    Edhasa 2011; US$ 4.97

    Pocas figuras han creado tanta literatura y controversia como la del conquistador Lope de Aguirre. Oscuro hidalgo, soldado resentido, loco peligroso y, con frecuencia, peligrosamente lúcido, su figura ilumina con luz dramática la cara más oscura de la conquista y del régimen colonial. Enrolado en una expedición que recorría el Amazonas en busca de... more...

  • No Settlement, No Conquestby Richard Flint

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Flint takes a new look at the Coronado entrada of 1539-42 that marked the earliest large-scale contact between Europeans and Native Americans in what is now the American Southwest. more...

  • Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kidsby Ronald A. Reis

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    Taking a comprehensive, nuanced, and inclusive approach to Christopher Columbus, this illuminating biography with activities for young readers places him in the context of the explorations that came before, during, and after his lifetime. It portrays the ?Admiral of the Ocean Seas? neither as hero nor heel, but as a flawed and complex man whose significance... more...

  • Juan Ponce de Leonby Louise Chipley Slavicek

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    While searching for the fountain of youth, Ponce de Leon became the first European to reach what is now the state of Florida. more...

  • American Holocaustby David E. Stannard

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99

    For four hundred years--from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the 1490s to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s--the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. During that time the native population of the Western Hemisphere... more...

  • Voyages of Columbusby Gail Skroback Hennessey

    Shell Education 2006; US$ 6.99

    A 14-year-old Felipe leaves his hard life on the streets to sail on the Santa Maria, along with a prisoner named Luis. The take care of the cats, turn the hourglass, and see amazing “sea monsters.” When Felipe is given the helm of the Santa Maria, he crashes onto some reefs. Luis and Felipe tell the tales of their journeys with Columbus,... more...

  • Who Discovered America?by Gavin Menzies; Ian Hudson

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    Greatly expanding on his blockbuster 1421 , distinguished historian Gavin Menzies uncovers the complete untold history of how mankind came to the Americas?offering new revelations and a radical rethinking of the accepted historical record in Who Discovered America? The iconoclastic historian?s magnum opus, Who Discovered America? calls into... more...