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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Unless you're an anthropologist, it's likely that everything you know about American prehistory is wrong. Science journalist Mann's survey of the current knowledge is a bracing corrective. Historians once thought that prehistoric Indian peoples somehow lived outside of history, adrift and directionless, "passive recipients of whatever windfalls or disasters happenstance put in their way"; that ... Read full review

Review: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Robert Finn

A more appropriate subtitle for this iconoclastic book might be: "Everything you thought you knew about PreColumbian America is (probably) wrong." Charles Mann is not himself an archeologist, anthropologist or geographer; he is a science writer with impressive credentials. He obviously is also an industrious fellow who has traveled widely, interviewed everyone he could find who seemed to matter ... Read full review

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