The Race to the New World

The Race to the New World

Christopher Columbus, John Cabot and A Lost History of Discovery

eBook - 2012
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The final decade of the 15th 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 diploma.
Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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