A voyage long and strange: rediscovering the New World
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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|Grouping Title||voyage long and strange rediscovering the new world|
|Grouping Author||horwitz tony|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-18 22:57:00PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-18 23:58:08PM|
|auth_author2||Mayer, John H.|
|author||Horwitz, Tony, 1958-|
|author2-role||Mayer, John H.|
|available_at_catalog||Donelson, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|collection_catalog||Audiobook, Large Print, Non-Fiction|
|detailed_location_catalog||Donelson - Adult Non-Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Large Print, Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction, Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|
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, the period separating Columbus’s landing in 1492 from the arrival of 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 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.
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 León’s Fountain of Youth, Coronado’s Cities of Gold, Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colonists, and other mysteries of early America. And everywhere he goes, Horwitz probes the revealing gap between fact and legend, between what we enshrine and what we forget.
An irresistible blend of history, myth, and misadventure, A VOYAGE LONG AND STRANGE allows us to rediscover the New World for ourselves.
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|isbn||9780805076035, 9781410405586, 9781415943953, 9781415943977|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Donelson, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000305276|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Henry Holt and Co.,|2008.|xii, 445 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000308476|Large Print|Books||English|Thorndike Press,|2008.|696 p. (large print) : ill., maps ; 23 cm., ils:CARL0000348755|CD audio book|Audio Books|Library ed.|English|Books on Tape,|p2008.|14 sound discs (ca. 74 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:bed9002f-a9f4-47b8-802e-081ffbb2fc81|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2008||
|subject_facet||America -- Discovery and exploration, Audiobooks, Explorers -- America -- History, Explorers -- North America -- History, Large type books, North America -- Discovery and exploration|
|title_display||A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world|
|title_full||A Voyage Long and Strange Rediscovering the New World, A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world / Tony Horwitz, A voyage long and strange [sound recording] / Tony Horwitz, A voyage long and strange [text (large print)] : rediscovering the New World / by Tony Horwitz|
|title_short||A voyage long and strange :|
|title_sub||rediscovering the New World|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Discovery and exploration, Explorers, History, Large type books, Nonfiction|