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

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The final decade of the fifteenth century was a turning point in world history. The Genoese mariner Christopher Columbus sailed westward on the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, famously determined to discover for Spain a shorter and more direct route to the riches of the Indies. Meanwhile, a fellow Italian explorer for hire, John Cabot, set off on his own journey, under England's f ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by St. Martin's Press
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Ash
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
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 ...more
Laura-Anne
Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Ronnie
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 Day...The level of atrocity inflicted upon the locals by Columbus and his ilk is only m ...more
Rj
Feb 18, 2014 rated it liked it
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 ...more
Doris Bright
Oct 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Had to read it twice. I loved it. An interesting view of history that I never knew about. Great book.
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