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1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance

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  • Posted November 30, 2008

    1434

    You know Menzies just makes this stuff up right?

    5 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2013

    Author is carried away by pure speculation. One star is merely lowest available rating.

    Not only was this a very difficult book to plow through; in the end there was only speculation, nothing factual. It reminded me of the unscientific and fact free speculation of "Chariots of the Gods" where conclusions depended on so many assumptions that there was no fact, only imagination. This might have made a good basis for an alternative history novel, but was actually a waste of time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Really wanted to like this

    It is not an amazingly new theory, he is just the first modern author to write about it. The problem i have is that it is such a dry read. With such amazingly controvetsial information the reader expects this information to be spun into an epic tale. It isn't. I have had more fun reading outdated text books. So frustrated by this purchase.

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  • Posted January 18, 2014

    Be advised that the author is not a trained historian, and his m

    Be advised that the author is not a trained historian, and his methods and conclusions are highly questionable and not taken seriously by the academic community.

    I find his writing style dense and difficult to follow and have decided that I won't be wasting anymore time on him.


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    Posted August 3, 2013

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