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Gavin Menzies

March 26, 2013 @ 6:48 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

Faced with a multi-hour “weather delay” Sunday returning from the ISCD meeting in Florida, I wandered through the airport bookstore looking for something interesting.  My brain was full of information from the presentations, so I wanted something easy to read and fun.  I found the latest book by Gavin Menzies.

“1421: the year China discovered America” was his first book.  He assembled evidence that the Chinese had circumnavigated the world in 1421-24, charting the Straits of Magellan.  His next book “1434: the year the magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance” tells of knowledge brought to Italy (including maps showing the Americas) well before 1492.