Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group to talk about ‘1421’
On Thursday, Dec. 10 beginning at 2 p.m., the Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group will meet at the Sanibel Public Library, located at 770 Dunlop Road. The December book selection is “1421: The Year China Discovered America” by Gavin Menzies
Menzies makes the fascinating argument that the Chinese discovered the Americas a full 70 years before Columbus. Not only did the Chinese discover America first, but they also – according to the author – established a number of subsequently lost colonies in the Caribbean.
Furthermore, Menzies asserts that the Chinese circumnavigated the globe, desalinated water and perfected the art of cartography. In fact, he believes that most of the renowned European explorers actually sailed with maps charted by the Chinese. Though most historical records were destroyed during centuries of turmoil in the Far East, he manages to cobble together some feasible evidence supporting his controversial conclusions.
Please join us for a great discussion. The group meets promptly at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room #4. There is no fee to attend the program.
For more information, call 472-2483 or visit www.sanlib.org.