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1421: The Year China Discovered America - Gavin Menzies
1421: The Year China Discovered America
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060537630 (0060537639)
ASIN: 60537639
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 552
Edition language: English
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0.5 1421, by Gavin Menzies
I thought I'd take a shot at this one, as I have this fatal weakness for pseudo-science and pseudo-history - but I couldn't even come close to finishing it, it was so craptastic. It was so poorly written, and so repetitive (Mr. Menzies informs us six times that he is a retired Royal Navy captain. ...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 1421: The Year China Discovered the World
Note: Some extra information is on the website http://1421.tv/ It's an interesting thesis. The idea that in the 15th Century, just before the emperor decided that a thunderstorm and tragic fire were a sign that he was doing something wrong and that exploration was out, that Chinese explorers had m...
Bills Books
Bills Books rated it
4.0 1421: The Year China Discovered America
Menzies makes a pretty compelling case for the Chinese fleets discovering America. Not only did I learn about the Chinese fleets but I also learned more about cartography, sailing, and Chinese politics at the time.Even if Menzie's theory ends up being wrong the book is well worth the read.
Bills Books
Bills Books rated it
4.0 1421: The Year China Discovered America
Menzies makes a pretty compelling case for the Chinese fleets discovering America. Not only did I learn about the Chinese fleets but I also learned more about cartography, sailing, and Chinese politics at the time.Even if Menzie's theory ends up being wrong the book is well worth the read.
Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it
This belongs right up there with Holy Blood, Holy Grail as a really cool story presented as fact, except the facts are fiction. Some are made up out of whole cloth with not one thread of actual evidence. Many of Menzies claims have been completely debunked as total fabrications. I read the book k...
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