Christopher Columbus, John Cabot and a Lost History of Discovery
Palgrave Macmillan 2011
9780230341654   Product Code: 19030
Douglas Hunter tells the story of how Christopher Columbus was embroiled in a high stakes race with John Cabot to find a shortcut to the East, and how they ultimately discovered a New World neither was looking for. Drawing on fresh research and new translations of critical documents, Hunter reveals the surprisingly intertwined lives of Columbus and his overshadowed rival, and offers a new perspective on the first years of the European discovery of the Americas.