Who Was First? Discovering the Americas

ISBN-10: 0618663916
ISBN-13: 9780618663910
Edition: 2007
Authors: Russell Freedman
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Description: Many generations of American schoolchildren were taught that Columbus discovered America, and a holiday reminds us every October. But historical investigation in recent years has shown us otherwise. There is evidence that adventurers, explorers,  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 9.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Many generations of American schoolchildren were taught that Columbus discovered America, and a holiday reminds us every October. But historical investigation in recent years has shown us otherwise. There is evidence that adventurers, explorers, traders, and nomads from various parts of the globe set foot on American soil long before 1492. And expeditions that landed in the Americas reported people already living there-indicating that America had been "discovered" before. Russell Freedman brings his legendary skills as researcher and storyteller to this fresh and intriguing look at the American past. Colorful legends and first-person accounts are woven into the riveting narrative, which also illuminates the way historians and mapmakers have gathered, evaluated, and recorded information throughout the ages.

Russell Freedman is the award-winning author of numerous books. His nonfiction books range in subject from the lives and behaviors of animals to people in history whose impact is still felt today. Freeedman's work has earned him several awards, including a Newbery Medal in 1994 for Lincoln: a Photobiography, a Newbery Honor each for Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery in 1994 and The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane in 1992, and a Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.

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