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    • 1421

    • The Year China Discovered America
    • By: Gavin Menzies
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. Its mission was to "proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas" and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony. When it returned in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in China's long isolation that followed was the knowledge that Chinese ships had reached America 70 years before Columbus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rational Explanations for Historical Mysteries

    • By Dennis on 02-21-14
    • The Year China Discovered America
    • By: Gavin Menzies
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 01-28-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 173 ratings

    Regular price: $32.95

    • The Lost Empire of Atlantis

    • History's Greatest Mystery Revealed
    • By: Gavin Menzies
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
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      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    New York Times bestselling historian Gavin Menzies presents newly uncovered evidence revealing, conclusively, that “the lost city of Atlantis” was not only real but also at the heart of a highly advanced global empire that reached the shores of America before being violently wiped from the earth. For three millennia, the legend of Atlantis has gripped the imaginations of explorers, philosophers, occultists, treasure hunters, historians, and archaeologists. Until now, it has remained shrouded in myth. Yet, like ancient Troy, is it possible that this fabled city actually existed?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely abominable!

    • By Magdalene on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $28.95

    • 1434

    • The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance
    • By: Gavin Menzies
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result of a rediscovery of the ideas and ideals of classical Greece and Rome. But now bestselling historian Gavin Menzies makes the startling argument that in the year 1434, China - then the world's most technologically advanced civilization - provided the spark that set the European Renaissance ablaze. From that date onward, Europeans embraced Chinese ideas, discoveries, and inventions, all of which form the basis of Western civilization today.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Fiction pretending to be history

    • By Chupacabracito on 04-21-16
    • The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance
    • By: Gavin Menzies
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 01-28-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

    Regular price: $28.95

    • Who Discovered America?

    • The Untold History of the Peopling of the Americas
    • By: Gavin Menzies, Ian Hudson
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Greatly expanding on his blockbuster 1421, distinguished historian Gavin Menzies uncovers the complete untold history of how mankind came to the Americas - offering new revelations and a radical rethinking of the accepted historical record in Who Discovered America? The iconoclastic historian's magnum opus, Who Discovered America? calls into question our understanding of how the American continents were settled, shedding new light on the well-known "discoveries" of European explorers, including Christopher Columbus.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Like reading an appendix

    • By D. McCracken on 01-23-15

    Regular price: $25.95