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The race to the New World : Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and a lost history of discovery

Author: Doug Hunter
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Palgrave Macmillan pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Christopher Columbus; John Cabot; John Cabot; Christopher Columbus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doug Hunter
ISBN: 9780230110113 0230110118 9780230341654 0230341659
OCLC Number: 783520867
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: 277 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The World of Christopher Columbus and John Cabot Introduction Race to the New World Afterword Bibliography Notes on Selected Sources and Commentary
Responsibility: Douglas Hunter.

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Christopher Columbus and his lesser known rival, fellow Italian explorer for hire John Cabot, were both searching for a shortcut to the riches of the Indies, instead they found a New World they were  Read more...

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