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by Patrick Huyghe

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Author:
Patrick Huyghe
ISBN13:
978-1562829407
ISBN:
1562829408
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Publisher:
Hyperion; 1st edition (October 12, 1992)
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Americas
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1439 kb
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4.1
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773

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Columbus Was Last: From .has been added to your Cart. In this provocative examination of the popular misconceptions of history, Patrick Huyghe takes the reader on a voyage of discovery through the substantial body of evidence that places Christopher Columbus last in a long and diverse line of explorers. What better time than the quincentennial anniversary of Columbus's arrival on this continent to take a closer look, without prejudice or prior assumptions, at the story of the discovery of America?

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Columbus Was Last book. Huyghe is not a historian, but a science writer who presents, in Columbus Was Last, a broad overview of suspected pre-Columbian trips from the Eastern to the Western Hemisphere. Huyghes presents the evidence and arguments for and against each trip, leaving the reader to come to his or her own conclusions about each trip.

A thoughtful and challenging consideration of the many voyagers who might .

A thoughtful and challenging consideration of the many voyagers who might have reached the Americas by sea before the NiÑa, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. By whatever means the New World was first reached, a rich legacy indicates that contact with the Old World was maintained.

As we travel back through history with Huyghe, the simplistic legend that Columbus was the first to land on.

As we travel back through history with Huyghe, the simplistic legend that Columbus was the first to land on these shores is quickly and convincingly dispelled. Huyghe presents a broadened perspective of continuous waves of migration from the Pacific, the Bering Strait, and the Atlantic as he follows the trails of the ancestors of the five hundred tribes living here when Columbus arrived. After reading Columbus Was Last, the notion that America was isolated from the time the first people settled here tens of thousands of years ago until Columbus set foot on this continent will indeed sound far-fetched.

Patrick Huyghe pulls together solid scientific material in a book that is easy to read, scholarly, and still ignored by other authors who cover some of the same areas.

From 200,000 to 1492, a Heretical History of Who Was First . Well informed and well written, always provocative if not conclusive, this is revisionist history with a vengeance -and about time, to. - Kirkus. A long-overdue tribute to a score of forgotten and disregarded explorers, adventurers, and sailors.

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This important, spell-binding report replaces sugar-coated myths about Columbus's invasion of America with indispensable history. He spent two decades writing about science for magazines from Omni to Discover; produced television documentaries for WGBH and WNET; and is the author of nine books.

A challenge to myths about Columbus's "discovery" of the New World cites authentic archaeological discoveries that prove that Chinese, Japanese, Polynesians, Phoenicians, Romans, Celts, Libyans, Jews, Hindi, and native Americans inhabited the Americas prior to 1492.
  • Facts that are not available to the ordinary person are represented in this book due to the indepth research done by the author. I found the book very captivating.

  • This is one of my favorite books and I have purchased several for my friends and recommend it to everyone else.

  • The Americas experience nation states at least 2000 years before Columbus. The author presented arguments about the origins of the Native Americans.

  • Patrick Huyghe has put together an interesting book with "Columbus Was Last." Each chapter deals with the possibility that a different civilization made landfall and, in some cases, thorough explorations of North and/or South America prior to Columbus in 1492. Though it is likely that not all of those mentioned did so (there are 17 chapters in the book), it is also likely that at least a few are accurate.

    Huyghe provides as much evidence as he can muster for each possibility. And some of it seems to make sense. Pottery connections between different parts of the world, similar cultural practices, similar words for the same object, transplanted flora, etc. I am convinced that a few of the assertions are on the mark. But there are also a few chapters where the evidence seems sketchy at best.

    Even so, it was interesting to read about them, whether you're persuaded or not. It stands to reason that there had to be at least a few contacts with either Asia, Europe or Africa before 1492 or even 1000 (Vikings). Which ones you believe in are up to you!

    Four stars. Good "revisionist" history!

  • Patrick Huyghe, the author of this interesting book, demonstrates that numerous visits occurred in the interval between the First Americans (Native Indians) approx. 50,000 years ago and Columbus in 1492.

    This book is well written and, although biased toward acceptance of some quite flimsy evidence, presents the arguments on both sides of most exploration claims.

    Although I was familiar with some of this material, especially the Vinland settlement and St. Brendan's saga, its nice to have a one book compilation of all the possible (and in some cases probable) explorers to reach America well before Columbus.

    Its amazing to the author, and to me, how archaeologists refuse to recognize any of these visits except for the Greenland Norse ....... and even Vinland was considered a fable until 1960 when Ingstad excavated L'Anse aux Meadows and forced the truth down their throats.

    Early Japanese in Ecuador (pottery), Polynesians in SA (sweet potato), and Nubian/Egyptians in Mexico (easy drift currents, step pyramids) are shown by Huyghe to be almost certainties.

    This is a subject that is constantly being revised as new discoveries are made. An updated revision to this book would be nice ........ its been 12 years and I'm sure evidence and opinions have changed somewhat re many of these early visitors.

  • Patrick Huyghe is somebody who claims, that with this book, he is rebelling against the single most powerful social and political force in the modern world - if you thought that would be the President of the United States, or Organized Crime, or some powerful religious leader, or maybe large business interests such as CEO's of major corporations, than you would be wrong. No, the most powerful force in the modern world, those who weald power like wizards of legend, that can do the most damage to your life, career, family, and standing in modern society are History Professors at Colleges and Universities.
    Yep, some low-level flunky history professor at a community college welds more power and sway in the modern world than the President of Russia or Bill Gates. Well, to say the least I was very surprised to find this out.
    Huyghe has also written on UFO's, Bigfoot, and Dinosaurs that live in your own backyard. Don't worry, the History professors, in league with top scientists at NASA, have brainwashed you so that you don't see the dinosaurs in your backyard. Which, I must say makes me very thankful. After all, dinosaurs are quite scary looking and I wouldn't want to have to see them.
    These same history professors have been weaving a complicated game with history too. They want to keep Columbus in his place as the Grand discoverer of America and the new world. Why? I think it has something to with the coffee futures market... I am not exactly sure. Huyghe never really explains why the evil History Professors are in league with the Devil, the Republican Party and the Wal-Mart Corporation to make sure that he retains this place in the history books.
    Okay, I've had some rhetorical fun now. Now, to get serious...
    Everybody who knows a little modern history knows that Columbus was not the first white man to "Discover" America or the new world. It is well known that some Dane named Leif Erickson got to his Vineland (a.k.a. Newfoundland) around 1000 A.D., and maybe even some good Irish monk, the Venerable St. Brendan, might have made it to North America in the sixth century A.D. Probably even some Portuguese fishermen doing some fishing in the 13th and 14th centuries.
    That all said, Huyghe has more than a few stories of an Irish Monk and a Dane or two, he has whole Chinese navel fleets, African navel forces, a Roman or two, some Welsh dudes, and a whole bunch of others traipsing all over North America, South America, and throughout the Canadian Arctic. You would think that Ireland, China, Japan and Africans would have left a few real traces behind. Heck, one would expect the remains of a large visitors bureau to be found in Arkansas or maybe Colorado where the millions of African, Asian, European and Space Alien visitors would have to check in while during their stay in the New World. After all, lord knows they must have out numbered the locals (the ancestors of those Native Americans), who appear to never notice all these travelers in their land.
    All right, I know I'm going for the rhetorical flourish again -- I admit it.
    I would be willing to even accept than a few Chinese and Romans wandered around doing... I don't know... exploring or something. But they were not opening Space Ports for Space Alien visitors -- I am sure of that.
    Columbus gets the credit for the "Discovery" of the America's not because he discovered much of anything. After all, those Native Americans were and are here. Just that his "Discovery" was remembered and followed upon. All the talk of who was first, second, third or 754th to find their way here, is rather meaningless. The most important thing is who advertised that the New World existed to the rest of the Old World. And that person was Columbus.
    The book does have a few good points going for it. It is well written. Even if I don't like what it has to say, I will admit that Huyghe can write. I just wish he would find something worth writing about. Anybody who can get me worked up to denounce something this much must have some good qualities.

  • Patrick Huyghe pulls together solid scientific material in a book that is easy to read, scholarly, and still ignored by other authors who cover some of the same areas.
    Pick up the original...
    Great read.