Pilgrims and Dighton Rock"
By Manuel Luciano da Silva, Medical Doctor
at the Bristol County Medical Center, Bristol, Rhode Island, U. S. A.
'The First Chapter in American History" with 164 illustrations. Editor: Nelson D. Martins Bristol, Rhode Island, U. S. A. May 1971. Size 8.5 x 11 inches. 100 pages. Cover light blue. Hard cover five thousand copies. Soft cover five thousand copies. All sold out. Hard cover is now a collector's item, $100.00 per copy. This book can be consulted at the Public Libraries and College and Universities libraries through out New England. Also available at Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.
This book answers these challenging questions:
- Who were the WHITE INDIANS of New England?
- Why did the PORTUGUESE BUILD NEWPORT TOWER?
- Why was New England first named "NEW PORTUGAL"?
- What came of PORTUGUESE PROMISCUITY in New England?
- Why did Columbus sail by night against all rules of exploratory navigation?
- How did POCAHONTAS and KING PHILIP receive their Portuguese names?
- Why did the PORTUGUESE PILGRIMS arrive 120 years BEFORE the "Mayflower"?
- Why were PORTUGUESE NATIONAL SYMBOLS inscribed on a Massachusetts rock in 1511, or DIGHTON ROCK?
Reviews by the American Media, in 1971:
"What a Fabulous Story!" Lowell Thomas, America's foremost newscaster, Dec. 23, 1971
"Clear, concise, carefully documented", Pawtucket Times, R.I. , Oct. 6, 1971
"A strong case. Early Portuguese Navigators will finally get their due." Earl Banner, Boston Globe, Oct. 8, 1971
"Lucid, perceptive, and scholarly" Fall River Herald News. Oct. 13, 1971
"The most provocative book of its kind on Portuguese culture and its influence on American History" The Spectator, Somerset, MA. Oct. 14, 1971
"A new dimension to American History. The book will produce waves." R. S. Bosworth, Editor. Bristol-Phoenix Times, June 25, 1971
"Portuguese Pilgrims with its bite will raise new controversies, infuriate some readers and delight many more". Professor Steven Tegu, Modern Languages Department, Rhode Island College.
"Dr. DaSilva has convinced me!" Bradford F. Swan, Providence Sunday Journal. Jan. 9, 1972.
"Mighty convincing argument . I heartily recommend it". Maxwell Cook, Nashua Telegraph. Jan. 14 1972
"An unusual book". Professor J. David Bishop Department of Classics, Wheaton College
"No library on Americana will be complete without this valuable work". Right Rev. Emanuel Silva, Radio Lusitania.