“If it is true, the find would rank among the greatest archeological discoveries of all time, [and] turn much of modern history upside down.”
“The book stands as a fascinating piece of historical detective work. Essential for readers of 1421, whatever their beliefs, and for lay readers in general.”
—Library Journal (starred review)
“Riveting, beautifully written, powerful and compelling.”
—Gavin Menzies, author of 1421: The Year China Discovered America
“Each of Chiasson’s discoveries is absurdly exciting.”
Paul Chiasson is a Yale-educated architect whose expertise is the history and theory of religious architecture. He was born on Cape Breton Island and is a direct descendent of the Acadians who were among the first European settlers in the New World. He has taught at Yale, at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and at the University of Toronto. Chiasson’s discovery of the remains of an ancient Chinese settlement on Cape Breton Island is a direct result of his ancestral interest in the island’s history and of his unique ability to understand the unusual architectural forms that the ruins represented – remains that had been previously misunderstood or overlooked.
From the Hardcover edition.
This is just another amateur speculating without evidence from professional archaeologists. Stick to designing buildings, not history.Published 14 months ago by John L. Steckley
While this is an interesting concept it lacks authority and scientific robustness. The interesting feature of the book is the personal journey that Paul Chiasson has walked and the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Virginia Petch
C'est malheureusement une pure oeuvre de fiction. Lorsqu'il cite correctement certains écrits ce sont des faux ou des légendes. Read morePublished on June 8 2011 by Yves Legault