A Voyage Long and Strange
Rediscovering the New WorldLarge Print - 2008
An irresistible blend of history, myth, and misadventure, this book 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.
Publisher: New York : Thorndike Press, 2008
Branch Call Number: 970.01 Ho
Description: 696 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
From Library Staff
With his trademark humor, Horwitz recounts his visits to the sites where various explorers arrived in America, trying to understand what drew them and looking at how they changed the course of history. Selection for June 13, 2017.