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Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of the Americas
  • Format
  • Authored by: Tim McNeese
  • From the Series: Explorers of New Lands
  • Trim Size: 6-3/4 x 9-1/2
  • ISBN-10: 0791086135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8613-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 970
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 184


Columbus left Spain in 1492 thinking that he could reach China by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean. When he reached land after five weeks, he thought he had discovered a new route to the East Indies. It was not until much later that people realized that he had instead found the New World.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Bibliography. Sidebars. Chronology. Timeline. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Tim McNeese is an associate professor of history at York College in York, Nebraska, where he has been teaching for more than 15 years. McNeese earned an associate's degree from York College, a B.A. in history and political science from Harding University, and an M.A. in history from Missouri State University. He has published more than 100 books and educational materials over the past 20 years, on everything from Picasso to landmark Supreme Court decisions. His writing has earned him a citation in the library reference work Contemporary Authors. In 2006, McNeese appeared on the History Channel program Risk Takers/History Makers: John Wesley Powell and the Grand Canyon.

Reviews and Awards

"...a wonderful book on Christopher Columbus and his discovery of the new world...balanced...Highly recommended for junior high school and some high school students."

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