When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433

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When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433 - Levathes, Louise

This fascinating book takes an unprecedented look at the dynamic period in China's history--a hundred years before Columbus and his fellow Europeans began making their way to the New World--focusing on China's rise as a naval power that literally could have ruled the world. A 1994 New York Times Notable Book of the Year. 12 halftone illustrations. ...