Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America (Compact Disc)

The Man Who Gave His Name to America

By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Michael Prichard (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781400104338

Publication Date: August 28, 2007



In this groundbreaking work, leading historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto tells the story of our hemisphere as a whole, showing why it is impossible to understand North, Central, and South America in isolation without turning to the intertwining forces that shape the region. With imagination, thematic breadth, and his trademark wit, Fernandez-Armesto covers a range of cultural, political, and social subjects, taking us from the dawn of human migration to North America to the colonial and independence periods to the "American century" and beyond. Fernandez-Armesto does nothing less than revise the conventional wisdom about cross-cultural exchange, conflict, and interaction, making and supporting some brilliantly provocative conclusions about the Americas' past and where we are headed.

About the Author

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Michael Prichard is a professional narrator and stage and film actor who has played several thousand characters during his career. An Audie Award winner, he has recorded well over five hundred books and has earned several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. Michael was also named a Top Ten Golden Voice by "SmartMoney" magazine.

Praise For Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America

"Dazzling. An elegant tale" ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review