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Rachel | 9 comments Reading a book review about The Azores got me thinking about Vasco de Gama. Are there any comprehensive books about the Age of Explorers (or Age of Discovery) that talk about the voyages, technology, geopolitics, and global impact? I'm looking for something that's willing to get into the weeds about all of it- not a hagiography of these dudes.

laurel [the suspected bibliophile] (laurelthereader) | 6 comments This list looks like it has some worthwhile candidates :)

From the list, these look like they might be helpful:

Conquerors How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire by Roger Crowley 1491 New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann Empires of the Atlantic World Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830 by J.H. Elliott

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