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Friday, May 25, 2012

The Lost Empire of Atlantis, by Gavin Menzies

A fun, exciting, adventurous tale of a man asking questions, seeking answers, coming to conclusions about Atlantis. Could it possibly have existed? What if it were a whole empire and not a city only? What if it stretched from the Mediterranean all the way to the Great Lakes of America? What if the Minoans actually posessed an advanced civilization, equal to the later Greeks and Romans, complete with indoor plumbing, with trade routes that covered half the globe? Mr. Menzies takes us on his own journeys to find the answers, even to suggest the questions in the first place. Believe the evidence he marshals for his case, or not, his book was a pleasant diversion. I feared at one point that he was going to launch into a plea for 'living green,' but he did not. I would recommend this book to readers interested in ancient history, archaeology, seafaring, or Atlantis. You can visit Mr. Menzies's website at: Mr. Menzies has also written other books challenging currently-held opinions about history. I would certainly be willing to read his other books.

1 comment:

  1. "Alternate" history is one of my guilty pleasures. Perhaps I will look for this next time I am at Bookman's.