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Discovery of America and early explorations

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  • Vikings in Americaby Graeme Davis

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 12.67

    The first book to tackle the subject in forty years, the true extent of the Viking discovery and colonisation of the eastern seaboard of America is fully examined, taking into account the new archaeological, linguistic and DNA evidence which supplements the historic account. When Columbus claimed to have discovered America in 1492, and the Borgia... more...

  • Fatal Journeyby Peter C. Mancall

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 26.95

    From an acclaimed historian, the tale of Henry Hudson?s final voyage in search of the Northwest Passage?and the unsolved mystery surrounding his death more...

  • The South American Expeditions, 1540-1545by Baker H. Morrow; Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    This book is one of the great first-person accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Americas in the sixteenth century. Morrow's new translation makes Cabeza de Vaca's adventures available to a wide English-speaking audience for the first time. more...

  • Who Discovered America?by Gavin Menzies; Ian Hudson

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • The Old World, the New World, and the Creation of the Modern World, 1400–1650by Aaron M. Shatzman

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 116.95

    This book provides a unique look at the early years of European discovery and colonization, analyzing the impact of this period on the historical development of both the New and Old Worlds. more...

  • Footprints of the Welsh Indiansby William L. Traxel

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    The legend of Prince Madoc and the Welsh Indians is a remarkable story of a brave, resourceful and intelligent people and the footprints they left in the New World — a story that has been scorned and neglected by modern historians. It is not a happy story more...

  • Discovery of the Americasby Tom Smith

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 48.00

    Interesting topics Include: Books and printing in the age of Columbus; The Inca Empire; The horse in North America; The legend of El Dorado; The Nootka Convention; The Pueblo Revolt; The role of California missions. more...

  • Columbusby Laurence Bergreen

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 16.99

    From the author of the Magellan biography, Over the Edge of the World , a mesmerizing new account of the great explorer Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world history. Yet Columbus made three more voyages... more...

  • A Land So Strangeby Andre Resendez

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 16.95

    In 1528, a mission set out from Spain to colonize Florida. But the expedition went horribly wrong: Delayed by a hurricane, knocked off course by a colossal error of navigation, and ultimately doomed by a disastrous decision to separate the men from their ships, the mission quickly became a desperate journey of survival. Of the three hundred men... more...

  • Eating Grassby Feroz Khan

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    The history of Pakistan's nuclear program is the history of Pakistan. Fascinated with the new nuclear science, the young nation's leaders launched a nuclear energy program in 1956 and consciously interwove nuclear developments into the broader narrative of Pakistani nationalism. Then, impelled first by the 1965 and 1971 India-Pakistan Wars, and more... more...