A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world / Tony Horwitz.
New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2008.
xii, 445 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Vinland : go west, young Norseman 1492 : the hidden half of the globe Santo Domingo : the Columbus jinx Dominican Republic : you think there are still Indians? Gulf coast : naked and lost in the new world The Southwest : to the seven cities of stone The plains : adrift in a 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 : tale of two rocks.
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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.