Frederick J. Pohl

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This article is about the writer of controversial theories on American exploration. For the science fiction author, see Frederik Pohl.

Frederick Julius Pohl (1889–1991) was a prolific playwright, literary critic, editor, and book writer. He is best known for his books espousing speculative and controversial historical theories of Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact by Europeans, including the Vikings and others.[1][2][3][4][5][6] He was also the husband of the playwright/author Josephine Pollitt (d. 1978) and later Loretta Champagne Baker (1906-2002). He graduated from Amherst College in 1911, and graduated from Columbia University in 1914 with a Master of Arts.

Other works[edit]

  • Like to the Lark: The Early Years of Shakespeare (Clarkson N. Potter, 1972)
  • Amerigo Vespucci: Pilot Major (Octagon, 1966)
  • The New Columbus (Rochester, NY: Dupont Books, 1986)
  • William Shakespeare: A Biography (Rochester, NY: Dupont Books, 1983)
  • (Ed.) Frederick A. Cook Return from the Pole (New York: Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1951)


  1. ^ Frederick J. Pohl, The Lost Discovery. Uncovering the Track of the Vikings in America (W.W. Norton & Co, 1952)
  2. ^ Frederick J. Pohl, The Vikings on Cape Cod: Evidence from an Archaeological Discovery (Pictou Advocate Press, 1957)
  3. ^ Frederick J. Pohl, Atlantic Crossings Before Columbus (W. W. Norton & Company, 1961)
  4. ^ Frederick J. Pohl, The Viking Explorers (Crown, 1966)
  5. ^ Frederick J. Pohl, The Viking Settlements of North America (Clarkson N. Potter, 1972)
  6. ^ Frederick J. Pohl, Prince Henry Sinclair: His Expedition To The New World In 1398 (London: Davis-Poynter, 1974; and published in America by Clarkson Potter, 1974; and published in America by Clarkson Potter, 1974).