A Voyage Long and Strange Apush Book Report

Topics: Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, United States Pages: 3 (755 words) Published: October 28, 2012
A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz
Published by Picador in 2008 in New York City

Physical Contents: This book did not include any footnotes or photographs, but it did have a preface, illustrations, maps, and illustrations. The preface is an introduction to why Horwitz is writing the book. There are a lot of detailed and sometimes witty illustrations that were very helpful in some of the parts where the stories were very bland. The bibliography is just like any other bibliography in a non-fiction book. It has all of the sources and resources Horwitz used to write the book.

Information on the author: Tony Horwitz is a graduate from Columbia University. He was originally a reporter before he became an author. He started off at a small newspaper company in Indiana, and then he began traveling across Europe Africa, and Asia to report on foreign affairs for The Wall Street Journal. When he returned, he won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting. He then wrote articles for New Yorker before starting his career as an author. Since then he has written four New York Times bestsellers including A Voyage Long and Strange (the book I chose), Confederates in the Attic, Blue Latitudes, and Baghdad without a map.

Sources: The author used A LOT of sources when writing this book. Some examples are: Primary Sources: The Log of Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci’s Journal, and Good News from England.

Secondary Source: Colonial America: an encyclopedia of social, political, cultural, and economic history

Government Documents: The Mayflower Compact, The Charter of Massachusetts Bay, and the letters from Christopher Columbus to the Queen.

Newspaper Articles: The Juan Pardo Expeditions, The Southeastern Indians, and Atlantic History: Concept and Contours.

Books: Hidden Cities: The Discovery and Loss of Ancient North American Civilization, As Near to Heaven by Sea: A History of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Roanoke: Solving the Mysteries of the Lost Colony....
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