Cahill, Thomas, How the Irish Saved Civilization, New York: Random House, 1995.
Fell, Barry, America B.C.: Ancient Settlers in the New World. Muskogee, OK: Artisan Publishers, 1976, 1989. (Newly Revised and Updated Edition)
Froude, James Anthony, English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century Lectures Delivered at Oxford Easter Terms 1893-4. Kindle edition (2012).

Froude’s lectures give an historically balanced point of view on the history of the events. He tells you both sides of the issues. Of special importance is the link he makes between English seamen and the Reformation.

Gillon, Steven M., 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2006.

10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America is the inspiration for the first historical timelines for this site. The purpose here is to give a perspective of American history outside of the family trees.

Hawkins, Mary Wise Savory, Plymouth Armada Heroes, Plymouth: William Brendan and Sons, George Street. 1888.

Electronic versions are available at and GoogleBooks.

Hodges, Almon Danforth, Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family of New England, ending December 31, 1894. Third Edition. Edited from raw scans obtained from Hathi Trust Digital Library with missing material supplied from other sources by Douglas W. Hodges.
Horwitz, Tony, A Voyage Long and Strange, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2008.

Tony Horwitz visits the early settlements on the American continent and follows the trails of the conquistadors. It is a pleasant blend of history and tourism, with enough detail for you to follow the explorers of America yourself on your next American history road trip.

Menzies, Gavin, The Lost Empire of Atlantis: History’s Greatest Mystery Revealed. New York: William Morrow, 2011.

Menzies ties the Minoan culture with the millions of tons of copper ore missing from Great Lakes mining basin during the late bronze age. The book details what they were able to accomplish and how their dominance in world affairs ended.

Wright, Arnold, Early English Adventurers in the East, Wallachia Publishers, Kindle edition (2015).

Wright includes chapters on the significance of Drake’s voyage around the world and William Hawkins meeting with the Great Mogul and his march to Agra to become the first English ambassador to India. This is a more balanced view of Hawkins’ life work than presented by his descendant Mary Wise Savory Hawkins.

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