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Who Discovered America?

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Who Discovered America?

The Untold History of the Peopling of the Americas

By Gavin Menzies; Ian Hudson

William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 9780062236753, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2013


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 evidenceof an ancient Asian seagoing tradition most notably the Chinese that datesas 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.