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Discovery of America and early explorations

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Meet Christopher Columbusby James T. De Kay; John Edens

    Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 4.99

    Schoolchildren will be fascinated by this clear account of Columbus's voyages and his encounters with storms, Indians, and political intrigue.  A map of the world in Columbus's time and a detailed drawing of the Santa Maria add depth to this exciting, real-life adventure tale.   From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vacaby Donald Chipman

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

     Cabeza de Vaca?s mode of transportation, afoot on portions of two continents in the early decades of the sixteenth century, fits one dictionary definition of the word ?pedestrian.? By no means, however, should the ancillary meanings of ?commonplace? or ?prosaic? be applied to the man, or his remarkable adventures. Between 1528 and 1536, he trekked... more...

  • Who Discovered America?by Gavin Menzies; Ian Hudson

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Conflict in the Early Americas: An Encyclopedia of the Spanish Empire's Aztec, Incan, and Mayan Conquestsby Rebecca Seaman

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 100.00

    This detailed study is the only reference work of its kind to address Spain's conquest of Central and South America, providing in-depth coverage of native and European ideologies, political motivations, and cultural practices of the region. more...

  • The Last Voyage of Columbusby Martin Dugard

    Little, Brown and Company 2005; US$ 9.99

    The Year is 1500. Christopher Columbus, stripped of his title Admiral of the Ocean Seas, waits in chains in a Caribbean prison built under his orders, looking out at the colony that he founded, nurtured, and ruled for eight years. Less than a decade after discovering the New World, he has fallen into disgrace, accused by the royal court of being a... more...

  • Spain and Portugal in the New World, 1492-1700by Lyle N. McAlister

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 60.00

    A narrative and interpretive history of Spanish and Portuguese exploration, settlement, and colonization of the Americas. more...

  • Chronicle of the Narvaez Expeditionby Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca; Fanny Bandelier; Harold Augenbraun; Ilan Stavans

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 14.00

    This riveting true story is the first major narrative detailing the exploration of North America by Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). The author, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca , was a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition sent to claim for Spain a vast area of today's southern United States. In simple, straightforward... more...

  • Crossing the Continent 1527-1540by Robert Goodwin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The true story of America's first great explorer and adventurer?an African slave named Esteban Dorantes Crossing the Continent takes us on an epic journey from Africa to Europe and America as Dr. Robert Goodwin chronicles the incredible adventures of the African slave Esteban Dorantes (1500-1539), the first pioneer from the Old World to explore... more...