At the end of the 15th century, Europeans began sending ships across the uncharted Atlantic in search of faster trade routes to Asia. The "New World" they found instead brought great wealth, increased geographical knowledge of the globe, and opportunities to interact with, learn from, and exploit the existing inhabitants. This volume presents firsthand accounts of the voyages of the men who explored, settled, and conquered these new European discoveries.
"The contributions in the eclectic mix come from individuals such as Eleanor Roosevelt, actress June Havoc, and hobo Box-Car Bertha, with each person's perspective taking readers directly into the experience through details and eye-opening observations."
-- Booklist (May 2001)
Price: US $40.80