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In this groundbreaking work, leading historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto tells the story of our hemisphere as a whole, showing why it is impossible to understand North, Central, and South America in isolation without turning to the intertwining forces that shape the region. With imagination, thematic breadth, and his trademark wit, Fernandez-Armesto covers a range of cultural, political, and social subjects, taking us from the dawn of human migration to North America to the colonial and independence periods to the "American century" and beyond. Fernandez-Armesto does nothing less than revise the conventional wisdom about cross-cultural exchange, conflict, and interaction, making and supporting some brilliantly provocative conclusions about the Americas' past and where we are headed.

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A groundbreaking biography of the man who gave his name to America, "Amerigo" is delivered by one of the worlds most exciting historians, who spins a grand narrative full of character and story. Unabridged. 8 CDs.

Synopsis:

In this groundbreaking work, leading historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto tells the story of our hemisphere as a whole, showing why it is impossible to understand North, Central, and South America in isolation without turning to the intertwining forces that shape the region.

About the Author

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto is a Professorial Fellow of Queen Mary, University of London, and a member of the Modern History Faculty at Oxford University. He is the author of thirteen books, including "Millenium: A History of the Last Thousand Years" and "Civilizations: Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature."
Narrator Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has recorded more than 350 audiobooks including novels by Clive Cussler and Tom Glancy. He recently was named one of Smart Money's Top Ten Golden Voices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400104338
Author:
Fernandez-armesto, Felipe
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Prichard, Michael
Read:
Prichard, Michael
Narrated by:
Prichard, Michael
Narrated:
Prichard, Michael
Author:
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe
Author:
Prichard, Michael
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
540

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A groundbreaking biography of the man who gave his name to America, "Amerigo" is delivered by one of the worlds most exciting historians, who spins a grand narrative full of character and story. Unabridged. 8 CDs.
"Synopsis" by , In this groundbreaking work, leading historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto tells the story of our hemisphere as a whole, showing why it is impossible to understand North, Central, and South America in isolation without turning to the intertwining forces that shape the region.
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