By Tony Horwitz
The bestselling writer of Blue Latitudes takes us on an exhilarating and eye-opening voyage to pre-Mayflower America
On an opportunity stopover at to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he is mislaid greater than a century of yankee heritage, from Columbus's sail in 1492 to Jamestown's founding in 16-oh-something. Did not anything take place in among? decided to determine, he embarks on a trip of rediscovery, following within the footsteps of the various Europeans who preceded the Pilgrims to America.
An impossible to resist mix of heritage, fable, and misadventure, A Voyage lengthy and Strange captures the sweetness and drama of first touch. Vikings, conquistadors, French voyageurs—these and so on roamed an unknown continent seeking grapes, gold, converts, even a medication for syphilis. although so much failed, their amazing exploits left an everlasting mark at the land and folks encountered via late-arriving English settlers.
Tracing this legacy along with his personal epic trek—from Florida's Fountain of youngster to Plymouth's sacred Rock, from wilderness pueblos to subarctic sweat lodges—Tony Horwitz explores the disclosing hole among what we enshrine and what we omit. exhibiting his trademark expertise for humor, narrative, and old perception, A Voyage lengthy and Strange permits us to rediscover the recent global for ourselves.
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A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz