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The Race to the New World free pdf 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.

About Douglas Hunter

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

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Author : Douglas Hunter
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 28 September 2012
ISBN : 0230341659
EAN : 9780230341654
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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