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Charles C. Mann

Charles C. Mann is a journalist and the author of 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Vintage Books), which won the National Academies Communication Award for the best book of the year. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he is the recipient of writing awards from the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Physics, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation. 

He is a correspondent for The Atlantic, Science, and Wire, and has also written for Fortune, The New York Times, Smithsonian, Technology Review, Vanity Fair, and The Washington Post, as well as for the TV network HBO and the series Law & Order

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As much as nine-tenths of the indigenous population of the Americas died in less than a generation from European pathogens.