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by | Read by John H. Mayer

History • 17.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Bestselling reporter and adventurer Tony Horwitz loves to pull back the curtain on neglected stories. In CONFEDERATES IN THE ATTIC he wrote about men and women who like to dress up in uniforms and reenact the Civil War. Horwitz stumbled upon his latest quest with a chance visit to Plymouth Rock. The underwhelming exhibit there got Horwitz thinking about the time between Columbus's visit to the New World and the Pilgrims' settlement led by John Smith. Narrator John Mayer navigates the 120-year span between the two iconic men, allowing his pacing to quicken as history lessons dovetail with Horwitz's visits to outlandish roadside attractions populated by backwoods characters. Listeners learn a good deal about Columbus and Smith, but even more about America in the 21st century. R.O. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]



Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4159-4395-3 $129.00 • Fourteen CDs

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