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Ancient Explorers Of America

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These are the stories you never learned in school. Ice Ace voyagers, Chinese, Viking, Phoenician, Hebrew, Libyan, and Irish explorers came to America years before Columbus.

This book outlines eighteen different waves of adventurers who came to America, some to settle permanently, others just to trade for natural resources of the New World. Many of these stories are controversial, but taken in their entirety, they make for a compelling argument that the simplistic story of ...

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Overview

These are the stories you never learned in school. Ice Ace voyagers, Chinese, Viking, Phoenician, Hebrew, Libyan, and Irish explorers came to America years before Columbus.

This book outlines eighteen different waves of adventurers who came to America, some to settle permanently, others just to trade for natural resources of the New World. Many of these stories are controversial, but taken in their entirety, they make for a compelling argument that the simplistic story of Columbus "discovering" America can no longer be accepted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781928874195
  • Publisher: Solitude Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 528,859
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

I'm a ninth-generation Maryland native who knows and loves history. I attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1964. After college, I enjoyed a thirty-three year career at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland. In my Navy career, I achieved recognition for innovative work that was widely published. My collaboration with Naval test pilots and engineers spanned virtually every facet of the aircraft flight test work at the Patuxent Navy base. I served as the Executive Director of the Naval Air Station during my last three years with the Navy.

Along the way, I studied local history and published numerous articles in magazines and in the Chronicles of St. Mary’s, a publication of the St. Mary’s County Historical Society. My first book-length work was the popular A Most Convenient Place, Leonardtown, Maryland 1650-1950, which has gone into the second printing.

My first novel, A Matter of Space, reflects my strong affection for the important work done by the Navy at Patuxent River Naval Air Station and the equally important work of the archaeologists, historians, interpreters and staff at Historic St. Mary’s City.

My wife Ann and I live in Williamsburg, Virginia. I'm currently working on a series of children’s stories and a third novel.
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  • Posted June 25, 2010

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    Ancient Explorers of America is a coherent overview of eleven explorers you should know.

    When you read Ancient Explorers of America, you may wonder; what inspired Aleck Loker to write the book. Did he find a book in the library in which he read about the Chinese making four surveys of the western United States 4200 years ago? Or the visit of the Nordic King Woden-Lithi 3700 years ago? Or maybe it was something about the Ten Commandments on a rock in America 3000 years ago? Or . was it some items about any of the other 8 explorers Loker mentions?
    Whatever inspired Aleck Loker first, you will be impressed by the book he has written. Loker tells a concise story about each explorer. He covers the important points. He documents his sources well, even if there is no bibliography.
    The prose appears as if all Loker wanted to do was to tell the stories of the Ancient Explorers of America. You may sense that he is sitting across the coffee table.
    Loker presents two chapters of real ancient history. Then he has eleven chapters on eleven ancient explorers of America. Each chapter can be read as a complete, independent story. You will learn that four rocks in North America have ancient writing from four different foreign countries. That is only the beginning of the documentation.
    Loker presents a coherent overview of the ancient America. Sure, all the information he covers can be found in most libraries, but you have to be determined to learn how to find it. A better method is to buy Loker's easy to read 174 page book. Leave it on the coffee table so the kids can read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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