I was skeptical at first, but you make what I think is a convincing case for the origin of the myth. In the process, you provide a beautiful example of how to ferret out links in widely separated bits of evidence and evaluate them. I can verify that it gets discouraging when the “experts” refuse to consider the evidence. I have been recommending your book to people who ask my advice.
I am writing this letter to present my respect of your idea in your books ‘1421: The Year China Discovered the World’ and ‘1434:. The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance’... The deeper I learned about the history, the more I believe the contents of your books. I found that if my students don’t understand the past, they won’t understand the future as well…
Thanks for your great eye-opening writing. I keep a supply of your original book on the Chinese explorations and distribute them to literate friends who welcome new knowledge. I am very grateful for your ground-breaking analyses.
“Menzies [is] propounding one of the most revolutionary ideas in the history of history.”
“Menzies has written a major contribution to world history.”
I have read your books “1421”, “1434” and “Who Discovered America?” with much interest. I have also visited many of the sites that you visited yourself in Central America, and would one day value a discussion about them with you. I also have some Pre-Columbian objects that you might like to see…
Having just read your splendid book 1421: The Year China Discovered the World, it occurred to me that a lecture on ‘China and Globalisation 500 Years Ago’ could be an excellent event for our students. We tend to think of globalisation as an entirely modern phenomenon. I would like to invite you to present such a lecture.