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A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world, Tony Horwitz

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A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world
Title
A voyage long and strange
Title remainder
rediscovering the new world
Statement of responsibility
Tony Horwitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.--From publisher description
Summary
A chronicle of the period in American history between Columbus's discovery of the new world and Jamestown's founding evaluates the voyages and first-contact experiences of numerous European adventurers
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Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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229495
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Horwitz, Tony
Dewey number
970.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • America
  • North America
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
Target audience
adult
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rediscovering the new world
Label
A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world, Tony Horwitz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : The lost century -- Vinland : first contact -- 1492 : the hidden half of the globe -- Santo Domingo : the Columbus jinx -- Dominican Republic : you think there are still Indians? -- The Gulf coast : naked in the new world -- The Southwest : to the seven cities of stone -- The plains : sea of grass -- The South : De Soto does Dixie -- The Mississippi : conquistador's last stand -- Florida : fountain of youth, river of blood -- Roanoke : lost in the lost colony -- Jamestown : the captain and the naturals -- Plymouth : a tale of two rocks
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 445 p.
Isbn
9780312428327
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007045883
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)180989602
Label
A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world, Tony Horwitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : The lost century -- Vinland : first contact -- 1492 : the hidden half of the globe -- Santo Domingo : the Columbus jinx -- Dominican Republic : you think there are still Indians? -- The Gulf coast : naked in the new world -- The Southwest : to the seven cities of stone -- The plains : sea of grass -- The South : De Soto does Dixie -- The Mississippi : conquistador's last stand -- Florida : fountain of youth, river of blood -- Roanoke : lost in the lost colony -- Jamestown : the captain and the naturals -- Plymouth : a tale of two rocks
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 445 p.
Isbn
9780312428327
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007045883
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)180989602

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