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A Voyage Long and Strange

A Voyage Long and Strange - Tony Horwitz,  John H. Mayer I was absolutely unimpressed by this book. It claims to take us on a "thrilling and eye-opening voyage to pre-Mayflower America." Instead it took us on a boring and only slightly educational road trip to visit important places in American history.

I won't say that it was bad, it just wasn't my thing. There was too much travelogue/memoir and not enough of the history. Horwitz visit many people in the present day, from reenactors to the decedents of America's earliest explorers and settlers. I didn't find the modern day remnants of early America interesting, but you might.

The intertwining of past and present made for a very choppy timeline of events and it was hard to follow the chronology of the past as it intersected with Horwitz's present.