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1434 by Gavin Menzies
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Jul 25, 2010

A wonderful follow up to 1421. Yes, everything you were taught was wrong, Eurocentric, and for the benefit of the tellers. History is told by the victors. Gavin Menzies has opened a new area for continuing study. As an author he occasionally drifts into travelogues in an effort to set the mood, but the book was enjoyable and well documented for anyone who is interested in further study. I can't wait for a movie of this real life adventure. The story is better than most Hollywood inventions.

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