A Voyage Long and Strange Rediscovering the New World

By: Horwitz, Tony

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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.

Title: A Voyage Long and Strange Rediscovering the New World

Author Name: Horwitz, Tony

Categories: History,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co.: 2008

ISBN Number: 0805076034

ISBN Number 13: 9780805076035

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000790

Description: 445pp. 8vo. Signed by author on title page. A tight, unread copy, Brodart protected.

Keywords: Collectible - Like New; First Edition; Signed; Dust Jacket - Like New,