A Voyage Long and Strange

Displaying his trademark talent for humor, narrative, and historical insight, A Voyage Long and Strange allows us to rediscover the New World for ourselves.

A Voyage Long and Strange

A Voyage Long and Strange

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.

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A Voyage Long and Strange
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Tony Horwitz
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-29 - Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

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
Going Places
Language: en
Pages: 572
Authors: Robert Burgin
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Red States
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: Gina Caison
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-01 - Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Red States uses a regional focus in order to examine the tenets of white southern nativism and Indigenous resistance to colonialism in the U.S. South. Gina Caison argues that popular misconceptions of Native American identity in the U.S. South can be understood by tracing how non-Native audiences in the region
Island Apart
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Steven Raichlen
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-05 - Publisher: Forge Books

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Narrative of a Voyage to Patagonia and Terra Del Fuego
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: John Macdouall
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-04 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Originally published in 1833, this is a humorous, if at times caustic, first-hand account of HMS Beagle's maiden voyage.

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