Exploring America

In the spirit of Columbus Day read about some of the other explorers who ventured out in search of new worlds:

Amerigo: the man who gave his name to America by Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Henry Hudson: dreams and obsession by Corey Sandler

La Salle: a perilous odyssey from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico by Donald S. Johnson

Over the edge of the world: Magellan's terrifying circumnavigation of the globe by Laurence Bergreen

Champlain's dream by David Hackett Fischer

Hernando de Soto: a savage quest in the Americas by David Ewing Duncan

Juan Ponce de León and the Spanish discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida by Robert H. Fuson

Prince Henry "the Navigator": a life by Peter Russell

Captain John Smith: Jamestown and the birth of the American dream by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler

Into the rising sun: Vasco da Gama and the search for the sea route to the east by Luc Cuyvers

Crossing the continent 1527-1540: the story of the first African-American explorer of the American South by Robert Goodwin

Toward the setting sun: Columbus, Cabot, Vespucci, and the race for America by David Boyle

The race to the New World: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and a lost history of discovery by Douglas Hunter

A land so strange: the epic journey of Cabeza de Vaca: the extraordinary tale of a shipwrecked Spaniard who walked across America in the sixteenth century by Andrés Reséndez

The European discovery of America: The southern voyages, A.D. 1492-1616 by Samuel Eliot Morison

A voyage long and strange: rediscovering the new world by Tony Horwitz

Brutal journey: the epic story of the first crossing of North America by Paul Schneider

Rivers of gold: the rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan by Hugh Thomas