The Race to the New World: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and a Lost History of Discovery

The Race to the New World Christopher Columbus John Cabot and a Lost History of Discovery Every schoolchild knows that in 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

  • Title: The Race to the New World: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and a Lost History of Discovery
  • Author: DouglasHunter
  • ISBN: 9780230341654
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 foEvery 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.

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    1. Discusses Columbus' attempts to mount an expedition across the Atlantic to discover a western route to the Indies and his subsequent voyages. Introduces a similar scenario for John Cabot only with a different sovereign (the king of England). I really thought I would find these endevours interesting. Too much detail for me (and most likely anyone not fervently interested in the very specific time period and spheres of influence covered). Take away: Columbus really was an asshole and they both wer [...]

    2. Good, interesting to read, and well researched! This book shed new light on Columbus, Cabot, and the people around them. The book encompassed everything from the famed explorer's pasts, their ventures, their voyages, and the world around them.

    3. A well-researched recounting of the Atlantic explorations of the 1490s. The story contains new speculation on the connections between Columbus and Cabot and their backers, and their voyages. There is also much good information on the growing understanding of exactly what was discovered.

    4. I found this book in Montreal after seeing it reviewed in a magazine Helene was reading. It is a riveting book simply because so many loose ends have constantly been hidden from view. The story of Christopher Columbus.John Cabot is NOT over.The Discovery of the New World and all its side effects is ongoing. Witness what happened in Minnesota where they changed the name from Columbus Day to First Peoples DayThe level of atrocity inflicted upon the locals by Columbus and his ilk is only matched by [...]

    5. I am currently reading Douglas Hunter's The Race to the New World: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot and a Lost History of Discovery (New York: Palgrave & MacMillan, 2011). Hunter is one of those prolific authors that seems to pop out a book every year. He is also currently enrolled in the PhD program in History at York University, my former alma mater. The book is a study of what Hunter terms cryptohistory looking at history as a process of historical discovery. hunter desetves credit for na [...]

    6. Had to read it twice. I loved it. An interesting view of history that I never knew about. Great book.

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