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1421 : [the year China discovered America]

Author: Gavin Menzies; Simon Vance
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : CD for computer : MP3 : Sound recording   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China "to the ends of the earth". When it returned in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in China's long, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that the Chinese had reached  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Menzies; Simon Vance
ISBN: 9781433255120 143325512X
OCLC Number: 285404292
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Simon Vance.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Compact disc, MP3 format.; System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software.
Other Titles: Fourteen twenty-one
Responsibility: Gavin Menzies.

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On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China "to the ends of the earth". When it returned in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in China's long, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that the Chinese had reached America seventy years before Columbus and had circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan. They had colonized America before the Europeans and had transplanted in America and other countries the principal economic crops that have fed and clothed the world.

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