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Newport Tower: Unsettled History by [Brant, B. Lynn]
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The Newport Tower is a crude, round stone structure in Newport, Rhode Island. It is said that it was built by early colonists, as a windmill. However, there is little evidence to support that claim, and a wealth of evidence indicating that it is of much older construction, probably precolumbian.

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  • Print Length: 47 pages
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  • Language: English
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa25a7960) out of 5 stars 33 reviews
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HASH(0xa198f330) out of 5 stars Something old, or something...older? March 14 2014
By Ralph Vaughan - Published on
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The Newport Tower has never seemed Colonial to me. Nothing about it is in accord with the architectural tenants of the day. To me, it seemed as if the Colonists did what settlers in new lands from the beginning of human history...using what they already found constructed. Th Egyptians did this at Abydos and Giza, the Jews in the Promised Land, and the Romans in Britain. So why not colonists with few resources on the edge of a vast and hostile wilderness? In this short book, the author gives a list of convincing reasons why this view is valid. It does not establish the absolute truth of a pre-Columbian visit, but until someone invents a time-viewer there will always be room for doubt, even if the doubts proffered by the colonial side of the story are the weakest of the lot.
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HASH(0xa198f57c) out of 5 stars Just finished this book. March 26 2014
By Stephen J Powers - Published on
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Very well written. It stayed objective and unbiased. I`ve been to the tower in Newport and the tour guide pretty much described it as an observatory. I was biased in my thinking before I read this book. And am now sure of it. I would recommend this book to anyone, and especially those who think/believe it was Columbus in 1492 who discovered America.
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HASH(0xa198f540) out of 5 stars Steveatypical March 16 2014
By Steveatypical - Published on
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It was a good read into the history of the tower and not a mill that Benedict Arnold claim was his. You cannot believe anything a traitor says. If I knew more about chemistry I would have understood the book, but even with my knowledge it was interesting and had to be built earlier than most say. Enjoyed reading it.
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HASH(0xa198f834) out of 5 stars Well Researched Jan. 30 2014
By Patg - Published on
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If you are interested in learning truth as currently known about the Newport Tower, this is the book for you. It is well written and cites pertinent research. The author carefully dismantles all claims that the tower dates from colonial times and gives the explanation for why this can't be true. Good reading.
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HASH(0xa198f894) out of 5 stars Scholarly April 10 2014
By widowson - Published on
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This short book makes a clear and cogent argument against the notion that the Newport Tower was built during the colonial period. In the course of making the argument, the author draws on architectural similarly with structures in the Orkney islands. The author also makes a good argument for the use of an obsolete system of measurement used in 14th century Scotland and Norway.
I haven't done much reading on this subject, but am I the only one thinking of Henry Sinclair for the original builder?
For me, this book creates as many questions in my mind as it answers. Which is just as I would have it!!