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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
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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
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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True
Target audience
adult
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rediscovering the new world
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A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world, Tony Horwitz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Vinland : first contact -- 1492 : the hidden half of the globe -- Santo Domingo : the Columbus jinx -- Dominican Republic : you think there are still Indians? -- 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
Control code
4722776
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 445 p.
Isbn
9780805076035
Lccn
2007045883
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn180989602
  • (OCoLC)180989602
Label
A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world, Tony Horwitz
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Vinland : first contact -- 1492 : the hidden half of the globe -- Santo Domingo : the Columbus jinx -- Dominican Republic : you think there are still Indians? -- 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
Control code
4722776
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 445 p.
Isbn
9780805076035
Lccn
2007045883
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn180989602
  • (OCoLC)180989602

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