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A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world, Tony Horwitz

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A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world
Title
A voyage long and strange
Title remainder
rediscovering the new world
Statement of responsibility
Tony Horwitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz makes an unsettling discovery. A history buff since early childhood, expensively educated at university - a history major no less! - he's reached middle age with a third-grader's grasp of early America. In fact, he's mislaid more than a century of American history, from the period separating Columbus's landing in 1492 from the arrival of the English colonists at Jamestown in 160-something. Did nothing happen in between?" "Horwitz decides to find out, and in A Voyage Long and Strange he uncovers the neglected story of America's founding by Europeans. He begins a thousand years ago, with the Vikings, and then tells the dramatic tale of the conquistadors, castaways, French voyageurs, Moorish slaves, and many others who roamed and rampaged across half the states of the present-day U.S. continent, long before the Mayflower landed. These forgotten firstcomers sought grapes, gold, converts, even a cure for syphilis and brought creatures, weapons, and germs unknown to natives of the New World. Though most all failed, they wrote vividly of what they saw - Zini pueblos and buffalo plains, the Great Smokies and the Grand Canyon, Atlantic dunes and Pacific fogs - and left an enduring mark on the land and people encountered by late-arriving English settlers." "To explore this history and its legacy in the present, Horwitz embarks on an epic quest of his own - trekking in search of grape-rich Vinland, Ponce de Leon's Foundation of Youth, Coronado's Cities of Gold, Walter Raleigh's Lost Colonists and other mysteries of early America."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A chronicle of the period in American history between Columbus's discovery of the new world and Jamestown's founding evaluates the voyages and first-contact experiences of numerous European adventurers
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Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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229495
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Horwitz, Tony
Dewey number
970.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • America
  • North America
Target audience
adult
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rediscovering the new world
Label
A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world, Tony Horwitz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Vinland : go west, young Norseman -- 1492 : the hidden half of the globe -- Santo Domingo : the Columbus jinx -- Dominican Republic : you think there are still Indians? -- Gulf coast : naked and lost in the new world -- The Southwest : to the seven cities of stone -- The plains : adrift in a sea of grass -- The South : De Soto does Dixie -- The Mississippi : conquistador's last stand -- Florida : fountain of youth, river of blood -- Roanoke : lost in the lost colony -- Jamestown : the captain and the naturals -- Plymouth : tale of two rocks
Control code
000042368759
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 445 p.
Isbn
9780805076035
Lccn
2007045883
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world, Tony Horwitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Vinland : go west, young Norseman -- 1492 : the hidden half of the globe -- Santo Domingo : the Columbus jinx -- Dominican Republic : you think there are still Indians? -- Gulf coast : naked and lost in the new world -- The Southwest : to the seven cities of stone -- The plains : adrift in a sea of grass -- The South : De Soto does Dixie -- The Mississippi : conquistador's last stand -- Florida : fountain of youth, river of blood -- Roanoke : lost in the lost colony -- Jamestown : the captain and the naturals -- Plymouth : tale of two rocks
Control code
000042368759
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 445 p.
Isbn
9780805076035
Lccn
2007045883
Other physical details
ill., maps

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