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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (97 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Russell Freedman Narrator: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Historians still agree about the date of Columbus’s voyage. But did this European adventurer discover America? We now know that certain explorers from other parts of the globe set foot on American shores long before 1492–and that others may have done so. And “discovery” takes on a different meaning when the new land already has people living in it.

As artifacts are unearthed and analyzed, the story of human presence in the Americas continues to unfold. Looking deeper and deeper into the past, acclaimed nonfiction writer Russell Freedman tells this evolving story, touching on such evidence as Viking runes, Chinese legends, Mayan stonework, and mysterious objects found in New England. Thoroughly researched and impeccably documented, Who Was First? is a compelling account of many discoverers of the Americas.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cheryl | 1/18/2014

    " A short history of the different cultures that "discovered America" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily | 1/3/2014

    " This is a nicely illustrated and researched book that describes the voyages of Columbus and other people who arrived in the Americas before him, or who may have. Entertaining and enjoyable, but from Freedman I wanted a little more to tie the chapters together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Craig Anderson | 11/1/2013

    " Audio book : Very good, informative, fun and short. The last chapter of the audio was not as good as the other 2/3 but over all I had fun with this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ginny Churchill | 8/6/2013

    " This book discovers who really discovered the americas "

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