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American interior : the quixotic journey of John Evans, his search for a lost tribe and how, fuelled by fantasy and (possibly) booze, he accidentally annexed a third of North America

Author: Gruff Rhys
Publisher: London : Hamish Hamilton, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This a psychedelic historical travelogue from Welsh pop legend Gruff Rhys. In 1792, John Evans, a twenty-two-year-old farmhand from Snowdonia, Wales, travelled to America to discover whether there was indeed, as widely believed, a tribe of Welsh-speaking native Americans still walking the great plains. In 2012, Gruff Rhys set out on an investigative concert tour in the footsteps of John Evans, with concerts in New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Gruff Rhys; John Evans; Gruff Rhys
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gruff Rhys
ISBN: 9780241146019 0241146011
OCLC Number: 889547228
Notes: "Footnotes: a fantastical, musical quest in search of the remains of Don Juan Evans."
Maps on end papers.
Awards: Short-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2014
Description: 248 pages : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Quixotic journey of John Evans, his search for a lost tribe and how, fuelled by fantasy and (possibly) booze, he accidentally annexed a third of North America
Responsibility: Gruff Rhys.

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In 1792, John Evans, a twenty-two-year-old farmhand from Snowdonia, Wales, travelled to America to discover whether there was indeed, as widely believed, a tribe of Welsh-speaking native Americans  Read more...

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