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A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World (Large Print Press)

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With the same sly humor and neighborly curiosity he brought to Confederates in the Attic and Blue Latitudes, in A Voyage Long and Strange Tony Horwitz roams the New World, surveying the destinations of history's foremost explorers: Leif Eiriksson (Newfoundland), Columbus (the Dominican Republic), Coronado (the Great Plains of America), and De Soto (Florida), to name just a few. What do North Americans think of those explorers now, anyway? Ride along with Horwitz — but let him suffer the sweat lodge alone — and discover for yourself.
Recommended by Dave, Powells.com

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Synopsis:

On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz made an unsettling discovery: despite all his education, from grade school through college (as a history major, no less ) he had reached middle aged with a third-grader's understanding of early America. In fact, he's mislaid the entire period separating Columbus's landing in 1492 and the arrival of the English in Jamestown in 1620. Horwitz resolves to find out what happened in between. What he discovers is a wild, century-long land-grab, with America crisscrossed by conquistadors, castaways, slaves and other travelers, who roamed and rampaged across half the states in the present U.S. before the Mayflower hit ground. He uncovers that history during an epic quest of his own--a road trip to all the present-day sites of the explorers' adventures, cities and towns and backwaters where America's lost history lies just beneath the surface of daily life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594132988
Author:
Horwitz, Tony
Publisher:
Large Print Press
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
North American
Subject:
General
Subject:
World History-General
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Large Print Press
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
695
Dimensions:
8.54x5.51x1.41 in. 1.79 lbs.

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With the same sly humor and neighborly curiosity he brought to Confederates in the Attic and Blue Latitudes, in A Voyage Long and Strange Tony Horwitz roams the New World, surveying the destinations of history's foremost explorers: Leif Eiriksson (Newfoundland), Columbus (the Dominican Republic), Coronado (the Great Plains of America), and De Soto (Florida), to name just a few. What do North Americans think of those explorers now, anyway? Ride along with Horwitz — but let him suffer the sweat lodge alone — and discover for yourself.

"Synopsis" by , On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz made an unsettling discovery: despite all his education, from grade school through college (as a history major, no less ) he had reached middle aged with a third-grader's understanding of early America. In fact, he's mislaid the entire period separating Columbus's landing in 1492 and the arrival of the English in Jamestown in 1620. Horwitz resolves to find out what happened in between. What he discovers is a wild, century-long land-grab, with America crisscrossed by conquistadors, castaways, slaves and other travelers, who roamed and rampaged across half the states in the present U.S. before the Mayflower hit ground. He uncovers that history during an epic quest of his own--a road trip to all the present-day sites of the explorers' adventures, cities and towns and backwaters where America's lost history lies just beneath the surface of daily life.
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