The author made an unsettling discovery on a visit to Plymouth Rock. A history major, he found out at middle age that his grasp of America’s history was that of a third-grader. After Columbus dicovered America in 1492 and the English Colonists arrived in 1609, he wondered what happened in between. This book uncovers the neglected history, most of which concerns the conquest and settlement of America by Spain. Illustrated. Published at 27.50. New York, N.Y. Henry Holt and Company, 2008 1st Ed. 445 Pgs., 6 x 9, HB.