Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
First Written 2006
Genre Nonfiction
Origin US
Publisher Vintage Books
ISBN-10 1400032059
ISBN-13 978-1400032051
My Copy library hardback
First Read June 13, 2015


This is full of astounding assertions about native american indian civilizations. I have no idea how credible it is, but it had two big effects on me:

- Every page or so, I wanted to look u and exclaim some new fact, like: "Did you know Squanto had lived in England before he met the Pilgrims?"
- And in all seriousness, it did make me consider how technically sophisticated indian civilizations might have been - and what a huge, unimaginable tragedy the arrival of Europeans and their diseases was. Especially the diseases!

Noted on July 7, 2015

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