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1421 : The Year China Discovered America / by Gavin Menzies ; narrated by Simon Vance

— feeling doubt
1421: The Year China Discovered America - Gavin Menzies

This book sounded good.  And then I started to read it.  I am stopping not even 50% into it, because I have discovered myself regularly asking questions like, "How in the world does the author know that?" Or, "so, besides being a submarine commander, what else qualifies this author to make these assertions?" Or the one that really sets my alarm bells off, "Wait a minute.  HE discovered this?!  Is he telling me that no other scholar in the world for the last 600 years has noticed the things that he is claiming?"  Um, nope.  At best I am dubious about this author's scholarly authority with regard to this topic.