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Merchant Kings: When Companies Ruled the World, 1600--1900
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Commerce meets conquest in this swashbuckling story of the six merchant-adventurers who built the modern world It was an era when monopoly trading companies were the unofficial agents of European expansion, controlling vast numbers of people and huge tracts of…
1494: How a Family Feud in Medieval Spain Divided the World in Half

1494: How a Family Feud in Medieval Spain Divided the World in Half

by Stephen R. Bown

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|July 25, 2011

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The true story involving a corrupt pope -- the patriarch of the family fictionalized in the hit Showtime series The Borgias -- in an explosive feud between monarchs and the Church that divided the world in half. When Columbus triumphantly returned from America to…
Madness, Betrayal And The Lash: The Epic Voyage Of Captain George Vancouver
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A revealing and fresh take on the extraordinary story of Captain Vancouver, one of history's greatest explorers. From 1791 to 1795, George Vancouver sailed the Pacific as captain of a major expedition of discovery and imperial ambition. Under orders to stake…
The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen
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"An intensely researched, thoroughly enjoyable life of one of history's best explorers...A superb biography of a fiercely driven explorer who traveled across the last inaccessible areas on earth before technical advances made the journey much easier." -- Kirkus…
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Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on Bering's Great Voyage to Alaska
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The Great Northern Expedition was the most ambitious and well-financed scientific expedition in history. Lasting nearly ten years and spanning three continents, its geographical, cartographical and natural history accomplishments are on par with James Cook's…
Cheadle's Journal of Trip Across Canada: 1862-1863
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Walter B. Cheadle’s diary tells his incredible story of travelling with Lord Milton, as they journeyed along the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862–63. A miraculously successful expedition, the men traversed the continent, making their way from…
White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic
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Though less known today than contemporaries like Amundsen and Peary, Knud Rasmussen (1879–1933) was one of the most intriguing of the great early 20th century Arctic explorers. Born and raised in Greenland, and part Inuit on his mother's side, Rasmussen…
The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson’s Bay Empire
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Merchant Kings: When Companies Ruled the World, 1600-1900
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Commerce meets conquest in this swashbuckling story of the six merchant-adventurers who built the modern world, as told by Steven Bown , .Canada's Simon Winchester. (Globe and Mail). Through the Age of Heroic Commerce, from the 17th to the 19th centuries, a…
Forgotten Highways: Wilderness Journeys Down the Historic Trails of the Canadian Rockies
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Traversing the historic trails of the Rockies today is done in much the same manner as it was two centuries ago-primarily on foot with heavy packs, with little better defence against mosquitoes or the elements. Although accurate maps are available, and modern…
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