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Irresistible North free pdf A century before Columbus arrived in America, two brothers from Venice are said to have explored parts of the New World. They became legends during the Renaissance, and then the source of a great scandal that would discredit their story. Today, they have been largely forgotten. In this very original work part history, part travelogue Andrea di Robilant chronicles his discovery of a travel narrative published in 1558 by the Venetian statesman Nicolo Zen. The text and its fascinating nautical map re-created the travels of two of the author s ancestors, brothers who claimed to have explored the North Atlantic in the 1380s and 1390s. Di Robilant sets out to discover why the Zens account later came under attack as one of the greatest frauds in geographical history. Was their map and even their journey partially or perhaps entirely faked?"

About Andrea Di Robilant

Andrea di Robilant was born in Italy and educated at Columbia University, where he specialized in international affairs. He is the author of two previous books, "A Venetian Affair "and "Lucia: A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon." He currently lives in Rome with his wife and two sons.

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Author : Andrea Di Robilant
Publisher : Random House USA Inc
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ISBN : 0307390667
EAN : 9780307390660
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 228 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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