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The size of the: 2.66 MB
Edition: St. Martin's Press
Date of issue: September 13th 2011
ISBN: 0230110118
The author of the book: Douglas Hunter
Language: English
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9780230110113

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The final decade of the fifteenth century was a turning point in world history. The Genoese mariner Christopher Columbus sailed westward on the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, famously determined to discover for Spain a shorter and more direct route to the riches of the Indies. Meanwhile, a fellow Italian explorer for hire, John Cabot, set off on his own journey, under England's flag. Here, Douglas Hunter tells the fascinating tale of how, during this expedition, Columbus gained a rival. In the space of a few critical years, these two men engaged in a high-stakes race that threatened the precarious diplomatic balance of Europe-to exploit what they believed was a shortcut to staggering wealth. Instead, they found a New World that neither was looking for. Hunter provides a revelatory look at how the lives of Columbus and Cabot were interconnected, and how neither explorer can be understood properly without understanding both. Together, Cabot and Columbus provide a novel and important perspective on the first years of European experience of the New World.

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Ebook The Race to the New World: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and a Lost History of Discovery read Online! I didn't write the climbing book, and a number of other books I've authored or coauthored aren't showing. Go to my website for now to learn more.
In addition to being a writer and graphic artist, I am a doctoral candidate in history at Toronto's York University. In 2012 I was named one of Canada's Vanier Scholars and the recipient of the William E. Taylor Fellowship as Canada's outstanding doctoral candidate in the social sciences and humanities.
My latest book, The Race to the New World, was published by Palgrave Macmillan (world English) in fall 2011, and became available in Canada from Douglas & McIntyre (Canada) in Spring 2012. You can learn more at http://racenewworld.org. A Palgrave paperback edition (ex-Canada) comes out in Fall 2012.



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