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Why America?: 500 Years of a Name: The Life and Times of Amerigo Vespucci

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Despite the fact that the Americas were named after Florentine Amérigo Vespucci, he has been one of the least researched characters in American history. In this profile, Vespucci is revealed as a smart, trustworthy businessman and explorer, worthy of this new world's honor.
Paperback, 395 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Villegas Editores
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The author traces the life of Amerigo Vespucci and the controversy surrounding his relationship with Christopher Columbus and the origins of how America eventually got its name.
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Colombian essayist and historian. Arciniegas wrote over 50 books and many columns in the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo and also taught at Columbia University in New York.
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