Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World

Quick: think of the European explorations of the New World from after Columbus in 1492 to the Pilgrim Puritans landing in 1620. Did you think of anything? Jamestown Colony at least? Well, if you had trouble thinking of anything or want to more about this period then there is a great book for you! (And if guessing was fun take the quiz below!)

A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz is a perfect read written with journalistic simplicity while keeping the richness of America's story. The book is really two mixed into one. One part is history where Horwitz writes about Vikings in Vinland, Columbus, Ponce de Leon in Florida, de Vaca's eight year trek for home in the Southwest, and much more. The other half of the book is Horwitz travelling to the historic areas and learning from what is shown and what is not shown.

A Voyage Long and Strange is a quick read written in an independent format where a reader can easily jump into any chapter they so please. It wins an easy five out of five.

Enjoy the video introduction below and get a copy today!

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