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Marco Polo in Seattle By Gunnar Thompson
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Enjoy this fascinating true adventure story about Marco Polo’s secret voyages to the West Coast. Sailing as a “Fleet Admiral” and “Ambassador,” he accompanied teams of... More > Chinese and Arabian surveyors. Their mission was to make maps of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, California, and Mexico. Maps and letters about this mapping project surfaced when an Italian immigrant brought heirloom documents to the States in 1932. In 2006, the manager of this private collection asked the author to examine and authenticate the documents. Marco Polo was an “eyewitness” to history. He reported the Scythian-Tartar migration with horses to Alaska and Canada. This is how the Plains Indians got most of their horses. The Polo Brothers Spy Team brought the first Chinese muskets back to Europe. They also brought many inventions that helped spark the Renaissance. Includes numerous illustrations; written in plain language; suitable for young adults and history enthusiasts.< Less
Marco Polo in Seattle By Gunnar Thompson
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Enjoy this fascinating true adventure story about Marco Polo’s secret voyages to the West Coast. Sailing as a “Fleet Admiral” and “Ambassador,” he accompanied teams of... More > Chinese and Arabian surveyors. Their mission was to make maps of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, California, and Mexico. Maps and letters about this mapping project surfaced when an Italian immigrant brought heirloom documents to the States in 1932. In 2006, the manager of this private collection asked the author to examine and authenticate the documents. Marco Polo was an “eyewitness” to history. He reported the Scythian-Tartar migration with horses to Alaska and Canada. This is how the Plains Indians got most of their horses. The Polo Brothers Spy Team brought the first Chinese muskets back to Europe. They also brought many inventions that helped spark the Renaissance. Includes numerous illustrations; written in plain language; suitable for young adults and history enthusiasts.< Less
Francis Drake & the Port Townsend Mystery By Gunnar Thompson
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Francis Drake sailed into the waters of the Salish Sea, Discovery Bay, and Port Townsend in 1579. The author’s discovery of Drake’s “lost” navigational chart confirms beyond a... More > shadow of doubt where the intrepid English Captain reached mainland along the West Coast. Queen Elizabeth and Drake changed the course of history. The Mystery begins in 1577. Queen Elizabeth set into motion an effort to establish a new colony along a “strait” that Marco Polo said was situated at 48°N Latitude on the Pacific Northwest Coast. That’s right at the Latitude of Port Townsend. Drake mentioned in his published report that he observed “the in-flowing and out-flowing of waters” that takes place at Admiralty Inlet. Dutch mariners sailing right behind Drake mapped the Peninsula that later shows up on charts by Manuel Quimper and George Vancouver. We know for certain Drake was here: “It’s on the maps.” Adventures unfold in this action-packed detective-style investigation. It’s “fun history” for general adult readers.< Less
American Discovery: World Heritage By Gunnar Thompson
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The True Story of America’s Multiethnic Heritage of Discovery is presented for general adult readers in action-packed, detective-style narratives. Join in the fun and excitement as First... More > People, Egyptians, Romans, Japanese, Chinese, Welsh, Irish, Norse, Greek, African, Jewish, Hindu, and Muslim seafarers all discover the New World before Columbus. Includes the latest research: Greek slaves worked Minoan Mines of Lake Superior; Nubian overlords brought Egyptian agriculture to Mexico in 1400 BC; the early Mexican metropolis of Teotihuacan was a trading center serving Roman, Chinese, Hindu, and Persian merchants; refugee Horse Tribes fleeing Genghis Khan brought Asian horses and Horse Culture to the Great Plains. Marco Polo was a “witness to history.” He sailed with Chinese explorers who mapped the West Coast. He returned to Venice in 1295 with maps and the latest Chinese guns. The book is packed with authentic maps, artifacts, and ships.< Less