| || ||According to John Herron's guest this week, Charles C. Mann, the Americas before Columbus were very different from the commonly perceived unpopulated pristine wilderness awaiting Manifest Destiny. He explains that new evidence presented in his book, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, suggests that|
before it became the New World, it was more populated and sophisticated than previously thought. Mann is an award winning author and correspondent for Scienceand The Atlantic Monthly.
And Michael Farquhar joins us in the readings adapted from his book, A Treasury of Deception: Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's Fakes and Frauds.