Irresistible North

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    Irresistible North

    From Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers

    Andrea di Robilant

    Knopf 2011

    Hardback 228pp Illustrated 242x152mm

    9780307269850   Product Code: 19523

    In 1558, a Venetian statesman published an account of a voyage by his ancestors Nicolo and Antonio Zen in which they claimed to have discovered America a century before Columbus. Their account was later dismissed as one of the greatest frauds in the history of navigation - but was it? Combining history and travelogue, the author follows their route from the Faroes to Iceland and Greenland, bringing to life a medieval world of traders and fishermen, Viking earls and power-hungry bishops. American cut pages.

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