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A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world

Author: Tony Horwitz
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This book] uncovers the neglected story of America's founding by Europeans. [It] begins a thousand years ago, with the Vikings, and then tells the ... tale of conquistadors, castaways, French voyageurs, Moorish slaves, and many others who roamed and rampaged across half the states of the present-day U.S. continent, long before the Mayflower landed.-Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Horwitz
OCLC Number: 233647074
Notes: Originally published: New York : Henry Holt, c2008. 1st ed.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Prologue: Lost century --
Discovery: Vinland, first contact; 1492, the hidden half of the globe; Santo Domingo, the Columbus jinx; Dominican Republic, you think there are still Indians? --
Conquest: Gulf coast, naked in the new world; Southwest, to the seven cities of stone; Plains, sea of grass; South, De Soto does Dixie; Mississippi, conquistador's last stand --
Settlement: Florida, fountain of youth, river of blood; Roanoke, lost in the lost colony; Jamestown, the captain and the naturals; Plymouth, a tale of two rocks.
Responsibility: Tony Horwitz.

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[This book] uncovers the neglected story of America's founding by Europeans. [It] begins a thousand years ago, with the Vikings, and then tells the ... tale of conquistadors, castaways, French voyageurs, Moorish slaves, and many others who roamed and rampaged across half the states of the present-day U.S. continent, long before the Mayflower landed.-Dust jacket.

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