A Voyage Long and Strange

A Voyage Long and Strange

Rediscovering the New World

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz makes an unsettling discovery. A history buff since early childhood, expensively educated at university--a history major, no less!--he's reached middle age with a third-grader's grasp of early America. In fact, he's mislaid more than a century of American history, the period separating Columbus's landing in 1492 from the arrival of English colonists at Jamestown in 160-something. Horwitz decides to find out, and in A voyage long and strange he uncovers the neglected story of America's founding by Europeans. He begins a thousand years ago, with the Vikings, and then tells the dramatic tale of conquistadors, castaways, French voyageurs, Moorish slaves, and many others who roamed and rampaged across half the states of the present-day U.S. continent, long before the Mayflower landed. To explore this history and its legacy in the present, Horwitz embarks on an epic quest of his own--trekking in search of grape-rich Vinland, Ponce de Leóns Fountain of Youth, Coronado's Cities of Gold, Walter Raleigh's Lost Colonists, and other mysteries of early America. And everywhere he goes, Horwitz probes the revealing gap between fact and legend, between what we enshrine and what we forget.
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, 2008
ISBN: 9781415943977
Additional Contributors: Mayer, John H.
Books on Tape, Inc

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Sep 15, 2015

I read this several years ago & picked it up as a refresher & I simply like all Horwitz' writing. This is not as detailed as the book. Excellent reader.

Feb 25, 2014

Once again, great tale from Horwitz, but also once again, (like his book on Captain Cook) NOT unabridged in audiobook format -- much is missing when compared to print book!


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