There was a lot of stuff in this book I didn't know but also lots and lots of facts that I did know. voyage long and strange allows us to rediscover the new world for ourselves about the author tony horwitz is the bestselling author of midnight rising a voyage long and voyage long and strange rediscovering the new world Nov 22, 2020 Posted By Gérard de Villiers Ltd As they entered the portico, the father intoned to his children, “This is where it all began.” Then they peered over the rail. Please try again. A Voyage Long and Strange is a history-fueled, self-imposed mission of rediscovery, a travelogue that sets out to explore the surprisingly long list of explorers who discovered America, and what discovered means anyway, starting with the Vikings in A.D. 1000, and ending up on the Mayflower. The subject of public memory, as its predecessor, is also a topic near and dear to my heart. America, great land of idiocy! And… it was. I first read Confederates in The Attic by him, and liked it so much, that I read all of his books, basically what he does, is he gives you the history of the places he's going to visit. Dragged towards the end,but very enjoyable. The Spanish didn’t just explore: they settled, from the Rio Grande to the Atlantic. Tony Horwitz. If you are a To y Horowitz fan, you will like this one, too. Scraps from elementary school and the Thanksgiving table. "A Voyage Long and Strange" is not as good as his past efforts, but it is a delightful and informative read none the less. In an effort to fill in this period, he began studying early Viking, French, and Spanish exploration and colonization efforts in North America and visiting many of the actual locations involved. He decides to embark on a journey back in time, exploring sites in the Americas pertinent to European colonization before 1620. He will be missed. It looked like a fossilized potato. Closing the book for the last time. A Voyage Long And Strange: Rediscovering the New World Tony Horwitz, Author. Then he visits the places and talks to the people who still live there today. April 29th 2008 I picked up this book on the recommendation of the wonderful folks at Distant Lands travel store in Pasadena, and it was amazing. Displaying his trademark talent for humor, narrative, and historical insight, A Voyage Long and Strange allows us to rediscover the New World for ourselves. I found this book to be very enjoyable. He was quickly seized by natives, then “cut into pieces and eaten down to the smallest bone.” Or so claims the only surviving account of his landing, which concludes: “Such a sad death had the seeker of new lands.”. Not TH...he develops the stories with humerous effect, which he obviously relishes as much as he does finding as many facts as possible from an impressive list of sources. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. So were excursions by the Erikson family, de Leon, da Vaca, Coronado, de Soto and a host of others. This was supposed to be a break from military history and war leaders that I’ve been picking up to read. Completely unnecessary. An irresistible blend of history, myth, and misadventure, A Voyage Long and Strange captures the wonder and drama of first contact. Still, it was distressing not to know. Let me say, for now, that based on my previous reading of Horwitz (Confederates in the Attic), I found his writing style bland and felt he lacked the "zing" of Sarah Vowel, another historical/travel writer, or the curmudgeonly wit of a Paul Theroux. Please try again. I admit a bias about Tony Horwitz's writing, which perhaps reflects more on my unrealistic expectations of a travel writer than on Tony Horwitz, or perhaps a rush to judgment on my part. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World gets 4 Stars, not for being enjoyable but for being a good read. But a Red Sox game pulsed on the radio, so I drove until it ended at the Plymouth exit. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 22, 2009, i love tony's style of writing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Vikings, conquistadors, French voyageurs―these and many others roamed an unknown continent in quest of grapes, gold, converts, even a cure for syphilis. Near the water stood a gray historic marker that was terse even by New England standards. And there it has remained, a day of national gluttony, retail pageantry, TV football, and remembrance of the Pilgrims, a folk so austere that they regarded Christmas as a corrupt Papist holiday.”, “The past was a consumable, subject to the national preference for familiar products. My third Horwitz book and my favorite (so far, Blue Latitudes is next) Highly amusing tale of neglected early American History. The clergyman responded, "Myth is more important than history. Incredible stories I’d known nothing about. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for A Voyage Long and Strange : Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz (2008, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Yet, like most Americans, I was ignorant of the Jamestown story, even though I’d spent much of my life in Virginia. I certainly learned a lot and now have not much illusions left about human beings in general. Plus some fuzzy, picture-book images of black-robed friars and armored conquistadors I couldn’t identify. This book needs a more manageable title. This is an almost perfect mix of history (and history that is virtually unknown to most Americans, I think, despite the importance of this period) and modern storytelling. Every school kid is taught that Columbus "discovered" America in 1492 and that the Pilgrims stepped onto a rock in 1620, but what happened in between? All of these occurred long before the English came late to the party. I never can remember it and if you read it, I suspect you'll have the same experience. The author handled this topic in a nice way, without romanticsing the facts and yet still keeping a human appeal. The bestselling author of Blue Latitudes takes us on a thrilling and eye-opening voyage to pre-Mayflower America. Perhaps Horowitz assumed we as reader knew enough about the story of the Pilgrims to gl. He hits the trail, seeking out the locations where the action happened. He spends time in St. Augustine, FL, site of the first permanent European settlement within the boundaries of the US, tours Roanoke Island, NC, site of the Lost Colony, and explores the archaeological site at Jamestown, VA. Buy a cheap copy of A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering... book by Tony Horwitz. But Claire’s parting comment gave me pause. An irresistible blend of history, myth, and misadventure, A Voyage Long and Strange captures the wonder and drama of first contact. A VOYAGE LONG AND STRANGE. Horwitz looks at most of the major voyages of exploration and colonization before the Pilgrims came to Mass. On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he's mislaid more than a century of American history, from Columbus's sail in 1492 to Jamestown's founding in 16-oh-something. After viewing the famous rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts, he writes: First, I'd really rate this a 3.5 star book, and perhaps even a four-star. Early the next morning I went for a walk along the waterfront, past a chowder house, a saltwater taffy shop, a wax museum, and a replica Mayflower moored in the bay. Coasting north, Verrazzano was favorably impressed by a wide bay he called Santa Margarita, better known today as New York harbor. Stopping for beer at Myles Standish Liquor, I was directed to the William Bradford Motor Inn, the best I could find in peak tourist season. March pick for non-fiction! Anyone. French Protestants, fleeing persecution at home, founded a Florida colony in 1564, before all but two of the Pilgrims were born. Tony Horwitz stellt fest, dass er - obwohl Geschichte studiert - erstaunlich wenig über die Besiedelung der Vereinigten Staaten jenseits dessen weiß, was dort jeder lernt: Amerika wurde von Columbus entdeckt und zwei Jahrhunderte später von den Engländern besiedelt. This wasn’t a clot of esoteric names and dates I’d dozed through in high school history, like the Habsburg Succession or the War of Jenkins’s Ear. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of. Never mind his Pulitzer, the best-selling books, the writing jobs at The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker: Tony Horwitz is a dope. Anglo bias seemed the obvious culprit, but it didn’t altogether explain Americans’ amnesia. “Finally, in the midst of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November 1863 as Thanksgiving: a day to solemnly acknowledge the sacrifices made for the Union....Shopping was part of the American Dream, too. But Plymouth Rock was an icon of American history. Author Horwitz had asked the pointed question, "Why elevate the Pilgrims to iconic status and ignore all the others who came to America before them?" An irresistible blend of history, myth, and misadventure, A Voyage Long and Strange captures the wonder and drama of first contact. An important part of North American history. Horwitz proceeds north to Jamestown, Virginia, home of another famous settlement. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Tracing this legacy with his own epic trek―from Florida's Fountain of Youth to Plymouth's sacred Rock, from desert pueblos to subarctic sweat lodges―Tony Horwitz explores the revealing gap between what we enshrine and what we forget. After skimming a few histories, I dug deeper, reading the letters and journals of early explorers. It totally worked in. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz. Reaching the coast, Verrazzano dispatched one of his men to swim ashore and greet some people gathered on the dunes. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, No Import Fees Deposit & $9.98 Shipping to United Kingdom. Because Tony Horwitz’s A VOYAGE LONG AND STRANGE: REDISCOVERING THE NEW WORLD is that most remarkable blend of thrilling storytelling, reasoned analysis, first-person experience and thoughtful balance. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz starting at $3.00. Was it true that the Mayflower crashed into Plymouth Rock? He moves on to North Carolina and gives an interesting account of Sir Walter Raleigh and visits Roanoke Island where in the summer of 1587 a group of British were left to establish a colony and managed to disappear by 1590, one of history's many mysteries as to what exactly happened to the 115 colonists whose relief aid had been delayed by Britain's naval battles with the Spanish in 1588. An irresistible blend of history, myth, and misadventure, A Voyage Long and Strange captures the wonder and drama of first contact. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. “They mean the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María. I realised I am so clueless when it comes to the founding of our nation. Er beschließt nachzuforschen und auf Tour zu den wichtigsten Schauplätzen zu gehen - Von dem Punkt wo die Wikinger erstmals den Amerikanischen Kontinent betraten bis zu den diversen Orten wo die Spanier zwischendurch Befestigungen unterhalten haben (die Spanier waren aber mehr an Raubzügen als an Besiedelung interessiert). Listen Free to Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World audiobook by Tony Horwitz with a 30 Day Free Trial! Plymouth Rock. I read this book as extra credit for one of my classes but liked it nonetheless. This book would scare the pants off people worried about religions and cultures that foster violence and religious war. Please try again. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series) | Horwitz, Tony | ISBN: 9781410405586 | Kostenloser Versand … We’d love your help. This is probably partially because I'm in an American history class right now but some things tha. This would have made a great serial in a magazine, one chapter published each month or quarter. This book answers this intriguing question and provides a glimpse into an overlooked period in American history. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. One of the earliest arrivals was Giovanni da Verrazzano, who toured the Eastern Seaboard in 1524, almost a full century before the Pilgrims arrived. In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue... John Smith and Jamestown... the Mayflower Compact... Pilgrims in funny hats... Of the Indians who met the English, I of course knew Pocahontas, Squanto, and... Hiawatha? I know, it doesn’t happen often. I found this book to be very enjoyable. Vikings, conquistadors, French voyageurs -- these and many others roamed an unknown continent in quest of grapes, gold, converts, even a cure for syphilis. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. I have long been frustrated how US history is taught in American schools (Columbus, Mayflower, etc) so this book satisfies what the schoolbooks ignore. A Voyage Long and Strange NPR coverage of A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World, by Tony Horwitz. Their greed stripped. Determined to find out, he embarks on a journey of rediscovery, following in the footsteps of the many Europeans who preceded the Pilgrims to America. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Upon founding St. Augustine, the first permanent European city on U.S. soil, the Spanish gave thanks and dined with Indians—fifty-six years before the Pilgrim Thanksgiving at Plymouth. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Did nothing happen in between? An irresistible blend of history, myth, and misadventure, "A Voyage Long and Strange" captures the wonder and drama of first contact. His research into his topic is vast, and not limited to only the most renown scholars and experts. But it was a worthy read and I was reminded (in much greater detail than I probably ever knew) of pre-Pilgrim American discovery. En route, in 1542, one diarist wrote of California, “The country appears to be very fine,” but its inhabitants “live very swinishly.” That same year, Spanish conquistadors completed a reconnaissance of the continent’s interior: scaling the Appalachians, rafting the Mississippi, peering down the Grand Canyon, and galloping as far inland as central Kansas (much to the surprise of the Plains Indians, who had never seen horses). Sold by Gem Book and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. I love how Horwitz travels to the historical sights and writes of the vivid and comical characters he meets along the way. Get this from a library! Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Let me say, for now, that based on my previous reading of Horwitz (Confederates in the Attic), I found his writing style bland and. in 1620: the Vikings in Newfoundland around 1000 AD; Columbus; then the Spanish in FL and the SE and the SW US (including Coronado going all the way up to Kansas in 1542, and Cabeza de Vaca's bizarre journey from FL all the way down to Mexico); the French Hugeunots in FL; then wrapping up with Roanoke Island and Jamestown and back to the Pilgrims. I adore authors, who are able to bring across facts and make it fun to read them. Unable to add item to List. He also travels to Florida to learn more about the expedition of the restless Hernando DeSoto and makes a stop in Jacksonville in an attempt to research the 1562 settlement there of the French Hugenots. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World By TONY HORWITZ ... Santo Domingo, “the first European city in the New World,” in Hispaniola — while he went on his merry way. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World By Tony Horwitz What a wonderful book! Dustjacket is not price-clipped and has a clear polyester book jacket cover. This is a must-read for everybody who takes an interest in history, but also for those who like travel writing as this book manages to be both at the same time. I looked around and couldn’t see anything except asphalt and a few stones small enough for skipping. As for dates, I’d mislaid an entire century, the one separating Columbus’s sail in 1492 from Jamestown’s founding in 16-0-something. The bronze, ten-foot-tall Indian on a hill overlooking the rock—was he life-sized? He lives in Martha's Vineyard with his wife, Geraldine Brooks, and their two sons. Claire Olsen was a veteran park ranger at Plymouth, accustomed to hearing tourists abuse the sacred stone. “Americans learn about 1492 and 1620 as kids and that’s all they remember as adults,” she said. The publishers have great hopes of this book and have launched an expensive PR […] Columbus' first landing on his first (of four) voyages WAS incredibly important. Determined to find out, he embarks on a journey of rediscovery, following in the footsteps of the many Europeans who preceded the Pilgrims to America. A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world. ", Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2017. Nor were Spaniards the only Europeans on the premises. Vikings, conquistadors, French voyageurs these and many others roamed an unknown continent in quest of grapes, gold, converts, even a cure for syphilis. In this work Horwitz fills in the gaping chasm of knowledge we have regarding the exploration of North America by Europeans. “Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Horwitz has presented what could be described as a guide for those who are historically ignorant of the "lost century" between the first voyage of Columbus and the establishment of Jamestown in 1607. That was the sum of what I dredged up. This book would scare the pants off people worried about religions and cultures that foster violence and religious war. Though most failed, their remarkable exploits left an enduring mark on the land and people encountered by late-arriving English settlers. But it was a worthy read and I was reminded (in much greater detail than I probably ever knew) of pre-Pilgrim American discovery. This was my first book by Tony Horwitz but definitely not my last. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Here he looks at the general population’s accepted facts about the founding of America and turns them upside down. An entertaining survey of the European explorers of the Americas between Christopher Colombus and Plymouth Plantation. He decided to search out this missing history by going on a journey to explore the events and people that filled in this gap before th. A Voyage Long and Strange is a rich mixture of scholarship and modern-day adventure that brings the forgotten first chapter of America's history vividly to life.. What happened in North America between Columbus's sail in 1492 and the Pilgrims' arrival in 1620? by Henry Holt and Co. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World. At the bottom sat a lump of granite, the wet sand around it strewn with cigarette butts and ticket stubs from the wax museum. That’s just how I read it - one chapter at a time, pausing (sometimes for months) to pick up other things. Otherwise, he writes a very accessible and engaging history. In this book, A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz, after a visit to Plymouth Rock, the author decides to go looking for what he calls missing American history between Columbus in 1492 to Jamestown in the 1600s. Anyone. “The rest of the story is blank.”. Accordingly, he sets off on a journey across North America, venturing to Canada, the Caribbean, and most regions of the United States. Entdeckung und Besiedelung der USA - jenseits der Mythen. Their response followed the same arc, from solemnity to shock to hilarity. A cinch, really—except, an awful lot happened between Columbus and the Pilgrims. Maybe nothing happened in the period between. On a New England road trip a few summers ago, I washed up in Plymouth, too. The natives promptly carried the Frenchman to a fire on the beach and stripped off his clothes—not to “roast him for food,” as his shipmates feared, but to warm the sailor while “looking at the whiteness of his flesh and examining him from head to toe.”. There was a lot of stuff in this book I didn't know but also lots and lots of facts that I did know. I really love learning about history but some academic history books can be very dry and boring to read so I like history books like this where it was written for a broad audience. Among the absolute worst. The result is an entertaining mix of the policies and personali. By the time the first English settled, other Europeans had already reached half of the forty-eight states that today make up the continental United States. I love this guy's books, thisone is about the early explorers in the Americas. The Spanish also established a Jesuit mission in Virginia, a few miles from the future Jamestown. I think most people realise that Columbus never sighted what is now any US landform, but the deception of the history goes much deeper. This was the forgotten first chapter of my own country’s founding by Europeans, a chapter mysteriously redacted from the textbooks of my youth—and, as far as I knew, from national memory. I had of course heard that the Spanish had made their way to Mexico and California at some point, but that was about all I knew. Stream and download audiobooks to … I would say definitely pick up this book if you are interested in learning more about who the earliest settlers of America were, where the went, what they did, and how they affected the native peoples. Tony Horwitz is the bestselling author of Midnight Rising, A Voyage Long and Strange, Blue Latitudes, Confederates in the Attic, andBaghdad Without a Map. Horwitz is on a mission to destroy founding myths and rub your nose in the sometimes cruel facts. This wasn’t a gap in my education; it was a chasm. Displaying his trademark talent for humor, narrative, and historical insight, A Voyage Long and Strange allows us to rediscover the New World for ourselves. First, I'd really rate this a 3.5 star book, and perhaps even a four-star. Hardcover, 9780805076035, 0805076034 he links the history with a personal tour of the areas and then combines little ditties about the people he's met along the way. History has been cruel to Verrazzano, too. Refresh and try again. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World (English Edition) eBook: Horwitz, Tony: Amazon.de: Kindle Store Select Your Cookie Preferences We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. In December 1620, they reached Plymouth, a place “fit for situation,” Bradford wrote. This is what we need to study: how did a culture that sick and twisted slowly change to value diversity and human life? Before long, the portico was packed: tour bus groups, foreign sightseers, summer campers. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Expeditions & Discoveries World History (Books), © 1996-2021, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Did nothing happen in between? He is a very entertaining writer with a touch of sarcasm that is used to debunk the myths we were taught in school. Vikings, conquistadors, French voyageurs--these and many others roamed an unknown continent in quest of grapes, gold, converts, even a cure for syphilis. “Or they ask, ‘Is this where the three ships landed?’” Claire said. The result is an entertaining mix of the policies and personalities of early Europeans interacting in North America and a travelogue of his adventures following their historical trails. ON THE TRAIL OF VIKINGS, CONQUISTADORS, LOST COLONISTS, AND OTHER ADVENTURERS IN EARLY AMERICA. Nicely done. A Voyage Long and Strange is a rich mixture of scholarship and modern-day adventure that brings the forgotten first chapter of America's history vividly to life.... Free Shipping on all orders over $10. I am saddened that I should have used the past tense. Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before, Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide, Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War, Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War, Baghdad without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia. Took me well over a year, if I am being honest. This is probably partially because I'm in an American history class right now but some things that the author discovered where he was like "this is so cool I had no idea this happened!" The author uses the humor, narrative, and historical insight that he is known for to enlighten us on history less known to us in an interesting and thought-provoking book. In his own time, the navigator was so renowned that his name appeared on an early globe, spanning the east coast of North America. Verrazzano, an Italian in command of a French ship, smelled America before he saw it: “A sweet fragrance,” he wrote, wafted out to sea from the dense cedar forests of the Carolinas. But if truth be told, I didn't know much about the period between 1492 and 1607. In 1528, on a return voyage to America, Verrazzano went ashore on a Caribbean island that appeared deserted. To him it seemed like there was a gap that was generally left blank and unexplained as if nothing of note had occurred. Why did it say 1620, visitors wondered, rather than 1492? Today, he is forgotten, except as the namesake of a New York bridge that arcs over the narrows he sailed through in 1524. Horwitz evidently received the same sort of education, and after an unintended visit to Plymouth Rock, he was inspired to fill in the gaps in his knowledge. Wasn’t that when Columbus arrived? Tony Horwitz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist with a penchant for history. Reared on James Louwen's "Lies My Teacher Told Me", I was ready to embark full-hearted on a cross-country romp through the misstated facts of American civil mythology. Henry Holt and Co.; 1st edition (April 29, 2008). I already knew about it and it was less exciting. Very informative and I pretty interesting read. Returning home to Virginia, I resolved to undertake some remedial study. But he's easy to read, and (from what I can gather) he gets his facts straight. Horwitz has an ear for a good yarn and an instinct for the trail leading to an entertaining anecdote.” ―The Washington Post, “Honest, wonderfully written, and heroically researched…. 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