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Discovery of America and early explorations

  • Myths of the Rune Stoneby David M. Krueger

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    What do our myths say about us? Why do we choose to believe stories that have been disproven? David M. Krueger takes an in-depth look at a legend that held tremendous power in one corner of Minnesota, helping to define both a community?s and a state?s identity for decades. In 1898, a Swedish immigrant farmer claimed to have discovered a large rock... 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...

  • Discovering Floridaby John E. Worth

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 79.95

    Florida?s lower gulf coast was a key region in the early European exploration of North America, with an extraordinary amount of first-time interactions between Spaniards and Florida?s indigenous cultures. Discovering Florida compiles all the major writings of Spanish explorers in the area between 1513 and 1566. Including transcriptions of the original... more...

  • The Mariner of St. Maloby Stephen Leacock; G. M. Wrong

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian author Stephen Leacock gained popular acclaim as a much-loved humor writer, publishing dozens of books in that vein over the course of his career. However, he was a trained scholar by trade who was also quite active in the realm of academic publishing. This historical chronicle of the life and exploits of sixteenth-century explorer Jacques... more...

  • The Dawn of Canadian Historyby Stephen Leacock; George M. Wrong; H. H. Langton

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Stephen Leacock shot to popular acclaim as a humor writer prone to penning absurdist vignettes and other mirthful morsels. However, he was trained as a political economist and spent much of his life working in this and several other academic disciplines. The collaborative volume The Dawn of Canadian History showcases Leacock's strengths as a scholar... 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...

  • 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...

  • Amerigo Vespucci Pilot Cbby Frederick Julius Pohl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1967 more...

  • Who Discovered America?by Gavin Menzies; Ian Hudson

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.74

    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...

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

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People Christopher Columbus is one of the most famous people in world history, yet few know the full story of the amazing, resourceful, and tragic Italian explorer. Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids portrays the ?Admiral of the Ocean Seas? neither as hero nor heel but as... more...