Voyage Long and Strange Rediscovering the New World

ISBN-10: 0805076034
ISBN-13: 9780805076035
Edition: 2008
Authors: Tony Horwitz
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Description: The bestselling author of Blue Latitudes takes us on a thrilling and eye-opening voyage to pre-Mayflower America On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he’s mislaid more than a century of American history, from Columbus’s sail  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 4/29/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.870

The bestselling author of Blue Latitudes takes us on a thrilling and eye-opening voyage to pre-Mayflower America On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he’s mislaid more than a century of American history, from Columbus’s sail in 1492 to Jamestown’s founding in 16-oh-something. Did nothing happen in between? Determined to find out, he embarks on a journey of rediscovery, following in the footsteps of the many Europeans who preceded the Pilgrims to America. An irresistible blend of history, myth, and misadventure, A Voyage Long and Strange captures the wonder and drama of first contact. Vikings, conquistadors, French voyageurs—these and many others roamed an unknown continent in quest of grapes, gold, converts, even a cure for syphilis. Though most failed, their remarkable exploits left an enduring mark on the land and people encountered by late-arriving English settlers. Tracing this legacy with his own epic trek—from Florida’s Fountain of Youth to Plymouth’s sacred Rock, from desert pueblos to subarctic sweat lodges—Tony Horwitz explores the revealing gap between what we enshrine and what we forget. Displaying his trademark talent for humor, narrative, and historical insight, A Voyage Long and Strange allows us to rediscover the New World for ourselves.

List of Maps
Prologue: The Lost Century
Discovery
Vinland: First Contact
1492: The Hidden Half of the Globe
Santo Domingo: The Columbus Jinx
Dominican Republic: You Think There are Still Indians?
Conquest
The Gulf Coast: Naked in the New World
The Southwest: To the Seven Cities of Stone
The Plains: Sea of Grass
The South: De Soto Does Dixie
The Mississippi: Conquistador's Last Stand
Settlement
Florida: Fountain of Youth, River of Blood
Roanoke: Lost in the Lost Colony
Jamestown: The Captain and the Naturals
Plymouth: A Tale of two Rocks
Note on Sources
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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