A voyage long and strange
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Published:
Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2008.
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Library ed.
Physical Desc:
14 sound discs (ca. 74 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Description
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, 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 Leon 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781415943953 (liner), 1415943958 (liner)

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General Note
Unabridged.
General Note
Compact discs.
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Read by John H. Mayer.
Description
An irresistible blend of history, myth, and misadventure, this book 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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Horwitz, T., & Mayer, J. H. (2008). A voyage long and strange. Library ed. Westminster, Md.: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Horwitz, Tony, 1958- and John H. Mayer. 2008. A Voyage Long and Strange. Westminster, Md.: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Horwitz, Tony, 1958- and John H. Mayer, A Voyage Long and Strange. Westminster, Md.: Books on Tape, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Horwitz, Tony, and John H Mayer. A Voyage Long and Strange. Library ed. Westminster, Md.: Books on Tape, 2008.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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