A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World PDF by Tony Horwitz

A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World PDF by Tony Horwitz

A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World

On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he s mislaid 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 irresi On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he s mislaid 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 :  Tony Horwitz
Language : English
Isbn : 0805076034
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 445 pages

Rating: 4.1

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