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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (67 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9781400174331
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In this groundbreaking work, leading historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto tells the story of our hemisphere as a whole, showing why it is impossible to understand North, Central, and South America in isolation without turning to the intertwining forces that shape the region. With imagination, thematic breadth, and his trademark wit, Fernandez-Armesto covers a range of cultural, political, and social subjects, taking us from the dawn of human migration to North America to the colonial and independence periods to the “American century” and beyond. Fernandez-Armesto does nothing less than revise the conventional wisdom about cross-cultural exchange, conflict, and interaction, making and supporting some brilliantly provocative conclusions about the Americas’ past and where we are headed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wonderfully idiosyncratic and intelligent.”

    New York Times Book Review

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pearl Yusuf | 1/2/2013

    " I'm not sure who was more arrogant - Vespucci or the author. No big suprises. Dismiss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George Dimitrov | 4/10/2011

    " I loved the author's style, he is way to intelligent to hide his motives and the skepticism with which he approaches Amerigo controversial subject. As for A. himself it was interesting to learn about one more falls discoverer in this world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/6/2010

    " Too much longitude and latitude for my liking for a few interseting facts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 1/4/2010

    " If you like 15th/16th century navigators, this book is for you. I will admit to learning a thing or two, though mostly it was profoundly dull. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lita | 9/21/2009

    " akhirnya buku ini berhasil aku dapatkan! :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish Graboske | 1/31/2009

    " Read this after reading the author's Pathfinders. The two books touch on many of the same themes. Very well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 1/3/2009

    " ....actually, I had this book read to me while commuting to and from work. There were some interesting items. But, I know if I had to read (actually read it and not listen to it being read), I would have never made it through the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyndi | 6/8/2008

    " Fernandez-Armesto is an amazing author. I read a lot of history, and it's not always well written. The explorer our continent was named after is clearly an important subject for biography, and this is a book filled with humor and research. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/3/2008

    " An interesting account of the discovery of the Americas. The influence of other explorers and map makers make this particularly interesting. Politics were active then as they are now. "

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About the Author

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto is a bestselling author and internationally respected historian. His books include Millennium: A History of our Last Thousand Years, Truth: A History, and Civilizations: Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature. He is a professor of history at Queen Mary and Westfield University.

About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.