1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created - Charles C. Mann

From Charles C. Mann, the author of 1491, the best-selling study of the pre-Colombian Americas, comes this fascinating account of the ongoing biological cataclysm known as the Colombian Exchange. Most histories look either only at the “Big Picture” or get bogged down in the details. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created (Knopf, $30.50), does both, and in the best possible way.  Here are the stories of the grand sweep of History, from the Slave Trade to the Potato Famine, but also of the personal struggles of the individuals caught up in the flow, people who had agency, but not always understanding of the forces, large and small, that influenced their lives. 

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ISBN: 9780307265722
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Published: Knopf - August 9th, 2011

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ISBN: 9780307278241
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Published: Vintage - July 24th, 2012