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The Resource A voyage long and strange : on the trail of Vikings, conquistadors, lost colonists, and other adventurers in early America, Tony Horwitz

A voyage long and strange : on the trail of Vikings, conquistadors, lost colonists, and other adventurers in early America, Tony Horwitz

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A voyage long and strange : on the trail of Vikings, conquistadors, lost colonists, and other adventurers in early America
Title
A voyage long and strange
Title remainder
on the trail of Vikings, conquistadors, lost colonists, and other adventurers in early America
Statement of responsibility
Tony Horwitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What happened in North America between Columbus's sail in 1492 and the Pilgrims' arrival in 1620? On a visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he doesn't have a clue, nor do most Americans. So he sets off across the continent to rediscover the wild era when Europeans first roamed the New World in quest of gold, glory, converts, and eternal youth. Horwitz tells the story of these brave and often crazed explorers while retracing their steps on his own epic trek--an odyssey that takes him inside an Indian sweat lodge in subarctic Canada, down the Mississippi in a canoe, on a road trip fueled by buffalo meat, and into sixty pounds of armor as a conquistador reenactor in Florida. A Voyage Long and Strange is a rich mix of scholarship and modern-day adventure that brings the forgotten first chapter of America's history vividly to life." -- Back cover
Cataloging source
NRM
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1958-
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Horwitz, Tony
Dewey number
970.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E101
LC item number
.H77 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • North America
  • America
  • America
  • North America
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
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A voyage long and strange : on the trail of Vikings, conquistadors, lost colonists, and other adventurers in early America, Tony Horwitz
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-420) and index
Contents
List of maps ---- Prologue: The Lost Century ---- Part I. Discovery. 1. Vinland: First Contact --- 2. 1492: The Hidden Half of the Globe --- 3. Santo Domingo: The Columbus Jinx --- 4. Dominican Republic: You Think There Are Still Indians? ---- Part II. Conquest. 5. The Gulf Coast: Naked in the New World --- 6. The Southwest: To the Seven Cities of Stone --- 7. The Plains: Sea of Grass --- 8. The South: De Soto Does Dixie --- 9. The Mississippi: Conquistador's Last Stand ---- Part III. Settlement. 10. Florida: Fountain of Youth, River of Blood --- 11. Roanoke: Lost in the Lost Colony --- 12. Jamestown: The Captain and the Naturals --- 13. Plymouth: A Tale of Two Rocks
Control code
ocn794058016
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 445 p.
Isbn
9780312428327
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)794058016
Label
A voyage long and strange : on the trail of Vikings, conquistadors, lost colonists, and other adventurers in early America, Tony Horwitz
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-420) and index
Contents
List of maps ---- Prologue: The Lost Century ---- Part I. Discovery. 1. Vinland: First Contact --- 2. 1492: The Hidden Half of the Globe --- 3. Santo Domingo: The Columbus Jinx --- 4. Dominican Republic: You Think There Are Still Indians? ---- Part II. Conquest. 5. The Gulf Coast: Naked in the New World --- 6. The Southwest: To the Seven Cities of Stone --- 7. The Plains: Sea of Grass --- 8. The South: De Soto Does Dixie --- 9. The Mississippi: Conquistador's Last Stand ---- Part III. Settlement. 10. Florida: Fountain of Youth, River of Blood --- 11. Roanoke: Lost in the Lost Colony --- 12. Jamestown: The Captain and the Naturals --- 13. Plymouth: A Tale of Two Rocks
Control code
ocn794058016
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 445 p.
Isbn
9780312428327
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)794058016

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