1421: The Year China Discovered America
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Did Chinese sailors under legendary admiral Zheng He reach America before Columbus, and circumnavigate the globe ahead of Magellan?
Retired British naval officer Gavin Menzies thinks so, and wrote this hotly debated work to support his theory. Readers can judge for themselves whether or not the story of world exploration demands a rewrite in light of Menzies’s narrative and the evidence he adduces. Illustrated with maps, drawings, and 32 pages of color plates.
7 and up