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Discovery of America and early explorations

  • 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...

  • Coronadoby Herbert Eugene Bolton; John Kessell

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Herbert Eugene Bolton?s classic of southwestern history, first published in 1949, delivers the epic account of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado?s sixteenth-century entrada to the North American frontier of the Spanish Empire. more...

  • America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D.by Benjamin Franklin Bowen

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    Conspiracy theorists and open-minded history buffs will enjoy the explosive argument at the center of Benjamin Franklin Bowen's treatise America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D. Bowen marshals a surprisingly compelling account of what he claims was the first European contingent of explorers to reach the shores of what would come to be known... more...

  • Political Handbook of the Americas 2008by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 155.25

    An indispensable research tool for academic, public, and high school libraries, corporate and non-profit organization libraries, as well as U.S. and foreign government agencies and news media companies, this brand new guide is the one-stop source for vital information and analysis on every major aspect of government and politics in the Americas. This... 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...

  • Vikings in Americaby Graeme Davis

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 8.44

    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 Pope... more...

  • Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalemby Carol Delaney

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    Five hundred years after he set sail, Christopher Columbus is universally renowned as the man who discovered the New World, and is also widely held responsible for what went wrong there in the years that followed. This book, by acclaimed scholar Carol Delaney, will change that understanding of the man and his mission. Carol Delaney describes how Columbus's... more...

  • Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalemby Carol Delaney

    Free Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    FIVE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER HE SET SAIL, the dominant understanding of Christopher Columbus holds him responsible for almost everything that went wrong in the New World. Here, finally, is a book that will radically change our interpretation of the man and his mission. Scholar Carol Delaney claims that the true motivation for Columbus?s voyages is very... more...

  • Irresistible Northby Andrea Di Robilant

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    From the author of A Venetian Affair and Lucia comes a charming odyssey in the path of the mysterious Zen brothers, who explored parts of the New World a century before Columbus, and became both a source of scandal and a cause célèbre among geographers in the following centuries. This delightful journey begins with Andrea di Robilant?s serendipitous... more...

  • Amerigoby Felipe Fernández-Armesto

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    In 1507, European cartographers were struggling to redraw their maps of the world and to name the newly found lands of the Western Hemisphere. The name they settled on: America, after Amerigo Vespucci, an obscure Florentine explorer. In Amerigo , the award-winning scholar Felipe Fernández-Armesto answers the question ?What?s in a name?? by delivering... more...