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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 question our understanding of how the American continents were settled, shedding new light on the well-known "discoveries" of European explorers, including Christopher Columbus. In Who Discovered America? he combines meticulous research and an adventurer's spirit to reveal astounding new evidence of an ancient Asian seagoing tradition - most notably the Chinese - that dates as far back as 130,000 years ago.
Menzies offers a revolutionary new alternative to the "Beringia" theory of how humans crossed a land bridge connecting Asia and North America during the last Ice Age, and provides a wealth of staggering claims, that hold fascinating and astonishing implications for the history of mankind.
©2013 Gavin Menzies and Ian Hudson (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
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2 out of 5 stars
By D. McCracken on 01-23-15

Like reading an appendix

1421 was a riveting story so I had high hopes for this one but there was so much data if a compelling narrative was there it drowned in waves of information.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dr William A Duncan on 11-05-17

outstanding real history of the world

The research is overwhelming in its accuracy and scholarship. it is time to match history instruction to what actually happened.

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