by Patrick Huyghe

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Columbus Was Last is an engrossing narrative about the research of archeologists, geographers, geologists, oceanographers, linguists, folklorists, ethnobotanists, and other scholars that convincingly dispels the simplistic legend that Columbus was the first to "discover" America.<p>

"The best book so far to answer the question 'Who discovered America?'...This important, spell-binding report replaces sugar-coated myths about Columbus's invasion of America with indispensable history." — Publishers Weekly

"A thoughtful and challenging consideration of the many voyagers who might have reached the Americas by sea before the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria...Well informed and well written, always provocative if not conclusive, this is revisionist history with a vengeance --and about time, too." — Kirkus Reviews

"Persuasively and emphatically disputes the fact that Columbus actually discovered America...A long-overdue tribute to a score of forgotten and disregarded explorers, adventurers, and sailors. Highly recommended..." — Booklist

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BN ID: 2940149479719
Publisher: Anomalist Books
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 828 KB

About the Author

Patrick Huyghe is the author of several books on science, history, health, and the paranormal. He is currently the editor of Anomalist Books.

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Columbus Was Last: From 200,000 BC to 1492, a Heretical History of Who Was First 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
randoymwords on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great overview of all the theories that have been expounded regarding which groups of humanity touched on American soil and when. The author does a good job of sorting out the merely mythological and the stories based on evidence, whether archeological, linguistic, or anthropological. When the evidence is circumstantial and flimsy, he lets you know, usually with a knowing wink. Either way, the chapters make up a good group of stories and fables; fun trivia for late night conversing.
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