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The Race to the New World: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and a Lost History of Discovery

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 02 Oct 2012
Every schoolchild knows that "in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue" - but what they don't teach you in history class is that he wasn't the only one. In The Race to the New World, Douglas Hunter tells for the first time the fascinating tale of how Christopher Columbus was embroiled in a high-stakes race with Venetian John Cabot to find a shortcut to the East - and how they found a New World that neither was looking for. Employing fresh research and new translations of critical documents, Hunter reveals the surprisingly intertwined lives of the fabled explorer and his forgotten rival, and provides a fresh perspective on the first years of the European discovery of the New World.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780230341654
ISBN-10: 0230341659
Pagini: 277
Ilustrații: 2 maps
Dimensiuni: 145 x 225 x 22 mm
Greutate: 0.3 kg
Editura: Palgrave MacMillan
Locul publicării: Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Cuprins

The World of Christopher Columbus and John Cabot
Introduction
Race to the New World
Afterword
Bibliography
Notes on Selected Sources and Commentary

Notă biografică

Douglas Hunter is the award-winning author of The Bubble and the Bear and God's Mercies. His work has appeared in newspapers such as National Post, The Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star. He has also written and filmed commentaries for CBC Radio. He currently writes a column for the Midland Free Press and contributes essays to National Post and the Globe & Mail's Globe Books online.

Caracteristici

Hunter based his research on a recently discovered trove of documents, creating the first comprehensive account of how Cabot and Columbus became rivals in the race for America
The discovery of America is a beloved historical topic that never goes out of style, and Hunter's unique angle makes it a perfect gift for any history buff
The Race to the New World was critically acclaimed in hardback: 'An intriguing and surprising new twist on the old subject...As this fascinating historical detective story unfolds, new pieces of an old puzzle are put into place, providing fresh perspective on the traditional discovery narrative'  - Booklist
'Exhaustively researched, authoritative: I wish I'd written this one!' - Ken McGoogan, author of Fatal Passage and Race to the Polar Sea