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From the first chapter: "After whom is America called America? Any child of school age will answer this question without hesitation: after America Vespucci. But the second question will find even adults wavering and uncertain: the question as to why this continent was christened after America Vespucci's first name. Because Vespucci discovered America? He never discovered it. Because he was the first to set foot on the mainland, rather than on the islands lying before it? No, not for this reason, either, because it was not Vespucci who was the first to set foot on the new continent, but Columbus and Sebastian Cabot...."
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Book Description Viking Press, 1942. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0670122009