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1421 by Gavin Menzies
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Jul 01, 08

Read in July, 2008

I suppose I should feel bad that I gave up on this book, but I don't. It seemed like an interesting concept: China sent out huge ships to bring back treasure and knowledge, and just happened to find America 70 years before Christopher Columbus. Too bad there's so much evidence pointing against this being the case. I was about two chapters in when I really started to think about the logic of this and decided to do a little research. Turns out there are very few people that agree with this book. Most scholars agree that the logic is flawed. I gave up and gave it back to the guy who loaned it to me.
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