Stephen R. Bown

Stephen R. Bown has been writing about adventurers, travelers, and explorers for many years. He is the author of 1494: How a Family Feud in Medieval Spain Divided the world in Half; Madness, Betrayal and the Lash; Scurvy; A Most Damnable Invention; and Merchant Kings. He lives in the Canadian Rockies with his wife and two children.


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1494

Stephen R. Bown
Thomas Dunne Books

"This is a starry love story, a tale of seething jealousies and subterfuge, a political imbroglio, and religious cruelties. It sounds like Shakespeare and it...


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Merchant Kings

Stephen R. Bown
Thomas Dunne Books

Commerce meets conquest in this swashbuckling story of the six merchant-adventurers who built the modern world It was an era when monopoly trading companies...


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A Most Damnable Invention

Stephen R. Bown
Thomas Dunne Books

Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's discovery of dynamite made possible the famous industrial megaprojects that transformed the countryside and defined the era,...


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Scurvy

Stephen R. Bown
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

Scurvy took a terrible toll in the Age of Sail, killing more sailors than were lost in all sea battles combined. The threat of the disease kept ships close to...


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