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Horwitz, Tony 1958-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 203 publications in 10 languages and 15,573 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Historical radio programs  Radio talk shows  Nonfiction radio programs  Personal narratives  Humor  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E101, 970.01
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Most widely held works by Tony Horwitz
A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world by Tony Horwitz( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 2,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An irresistible blend of history, myth, and misadventure, A Voyage Long and Strange captures the wonder and drama of first contact. Vikings, conquistadors, French voyageurs--these and many others roamed an unknown continent in quest of grapes, gold, converts, even a cure for syphilis. Though most failed, their remarkable exploits left an enduring mark on the land and people encountered by late-arriving English settlers.--From publisher description
Midnight rising : John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author tells the tale of the daring insurrection that put America on the path to bloody war. Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was a pivotal moment in U.S. history. But few Americans know the true story of the men and women who launched a desperate strike at the slaveholding South. Now, this work portrays Brown's uprising revealing a country on the brink of explosive conflict. Brown, the descendant of New England Puritans, saw slavery as a sin against America's founding principles. Unlike most abolitionists, he was willing to take up arms, and in 1859 he prepared for battle at a hideout in Maryland, joined by his teenage daughter, three of his sons, and a guerrilla band that included former slaves and a spy. On October 17, the raiders seized Harpers Ferry, stunning the nation and prompting a counterattack led by Robert E. Lee. After Brown's capture, his defiant eloquence galvanized the North and appalled the South, which considered Brown a terrorist. The raid also helped elect Abraham Lincoln, who later began to fulfill Brown's dream with the Emancipation Proclamation, a measure he called "a John Brown raid, on a gigantic scale." This book travels antebellum America to deliver both a historical drama and a telling portrait of a nation divided, a time that still resonates in ours
The devil may care : fifty intrepid Americans and their quest for the unknown( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Devil May Care, popular historian and travel writer Tony Horwitz selects from the American National Biography fifty stirring lives of little-known adventurers who followed in no one's foot-steps and truly blazed their own trails. Filled with accounts of brushes with death and moments of glory, this collection offers a glimpse into the lives of historic men and women who brazenly faced danger as they followed their wanderlust and their convictions through forbidding environments to expand the reaches of maps and the limits of knowledge
Midnight rising : John Brown and raid that sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz( Recording )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author tells the tale of the daring insurrection that put America on the path to bloody war. Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was a pivotal moment in U.S. history. But few Americans know the true story of the men and women who launched a desperate strike at the slaveholding South. Now, this work portrays Brown's uprising revealing a country on the brink of explosive conflict. Brown, the descendant of New England Puritans, saw slavery as a sin against America's founding principles. Unlike most abolitionists, he was willing to take up arms, and in 1859 he prepared for battle at a hideout in Maryland, joined by his teenage daughter, three of his sons, and a guerrilla band that included former slaves and a spy. On October 17, the raiders seized Harpers Ferry, stunning the nation and prompting a counterattack led by Robert E. Lee. After Brown's capture, his defiant eloquence galvanized the North and appalled the South, which considered Brown a terrorist. The raid also helped elect Abraham Lincoln, who later began to fulfill Brown's dream with the Emancipation Proclamation, a measure he called "a John Brown raid, on a gigantic scale." This book travels antebellum America to deliver both a historical drama and a telling portrait of a nation divided, a time that still resonates in ours
A voyage long and strange by Tony Horwitz( Recording )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An irresistible blend of history, myth, and misadventure, this book captures the wonder and drama of first contact. Vikings, conquistadors, French voyageurs, these and many others roamed an unknown continent in quest of grapes, gold, converts, even a cure for syphilis. Though most failed, their remarkable exploits left an enduring mark on the land and people encountered by late-arriving English settlers
The Civil War( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century and a half later, the Civil War still resonates with all Americans. NPR captures the battlefield action, the human struggle, and the moral dilemmas of the war that pitted brother against brother, and family against family. From battlefield heroics to heart-wrenching letters home and in-depth profiles of complex characters, this outstanding soundscape is moving and enlightening. Includes expert commentary, gripping stories, and unforgettable voices
One for the road : hitchhiking through the Australian outback by Tony Horwitz( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in German and English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of a 7000 mile hitchhiking journey across the Australian outback
A voyage long and strange : on the trail of Vikings, conquistadors, lost colonists, and other adventurers in early America by Tony Horwitz( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happened in North America between Columbus's sail in 1492 and the Pilgrims' arrival in 1620? On a visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he doesn't have a clue, nor do most Americans. So he sets off across the continent to rediscover the wild era when Europeans first roamed the New World in quest of gold, glory, converts, and eternal youth. Horwitz tells the story of these brave and often crazed explorers while retracing their steps on his own epic trek--an odyssey that takes him inside an Indian sweat lodge in subarctic Canada, down the Mississippi in a canoe, on a road trip fueled by buffalo meat, and into sixty pounds of armor as a conquistador reenactor in Florida. A Voyage Long and Strange is a rich mix of scholarship and modern-day adventure that brings the forgotten first chapter of America's history vividly to life."--Back cover
One for the road : an Outback adventure by Tony Horwitz( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Swept off to live in Sydney by his Australian bride, American writer Tony Horwitz longs to explore the exotic reaches of his adopted land. So one day, armed only with a backpack and fantasies of the open road, he hitchhikes off into the awesome emptiness of Australia's outback." "What follows is a hilarious, hair-raising ride into the hot red center of a continent so desolate that civilization dwindles to a gas pump and a pub. While the outback's terrain is inhospitable, its scattered inhabitants are anything but. Horwitz entrusts himself to Aborigines, opal diggers, jackeroos, card sharks, and sunstruck wanderers who measure distance in the number of beers consumed en route. Along the way, Horwitz discovers that the outback is as treacherous as it is colorful. Bug-bitten, sunblasted, dust-choked, and bloodied by a near-fatal accident, Horwitz endures seven thousand miles of the world's most forbidding real estate, and some very bizarre personal encounters, as he winds his way to Queensland, Alice Springs, Perth, Darwin--and a hundred bush pubs in between." "Horwitz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of two national bestsellers, Confederates in the Attic and Baghdad Without a Map, is the ideal tour guide for anyone who has ever dreamed of a genuine Australian adventure. Book jacket."--Jacket
Blue latitudes : boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before by Tony Horwitz( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book retraces the voyages of Captain James Cook, the Yorkshire farm boy who drew the map of the modern world. Captain James Cook's three epic journeys in the eighteenth century were the last great voyages of discovery. His ships sailed 150,000 miles, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from Tasmania to Oregon, from Easter Island to Siberia. When Cook set off for the Pacific in 1768, a third of the globe remained blank. By the time of his violent death in Hawaii in 1779, the map of the world was substantially complete. Tony Horwitz vividly recounts Cook's voyages and the exotic scenes the captain encountered: tropical orgies, taboo rituals, cannibal feasts, human sacrifice. He also relives Cook's adventures by traveling in the captain's wake to such places as Tahiti, Savage Island, and the Great Barrier Reef along the way, he discovers Cook's embattled legacy in the present day. Signing on as a working crewman aboard a replica of Cook's vessel, Horwitz experiences the thrill and terror of sailing a tall ship. He also explores Cook the man: an impoverished farm boy who broke through the barriers of his class and time to become the greatest navigator in British history
Lan se wei du : yong tan Ku ke chuan chang er bai nian qian hang ji by Huo Wei Zi( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es war nicht Kolumbus : die wahren Entdecker der Neuen Welt by Tony Horwitz( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confederates in the attic : dispatches from the unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Bestseller?When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart. Propelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz embarks on a search for places and people still held in thrall by America's greatest conflict. The result is an adventure into the soul of the unvanquished South, where the ghosts of the Lost Cause are resurrected through ritual and remembrance. In Virginia, Horwitz joins a band of 'hardcore' reenactors who crash-diet to achieve the hollow-eyed look of starved Confederates; in Kentucky, he witnesses Klan rallies and calls for race war sparked by the killing of a white man who brandishes a rebel flag; at Andersonville, he finds that the prison's commander, executed as a war criminal, is now exalted as a martyr and hero; and in the book's climax, Horwitz takes a marathon trek from Antietam to Gettysburg to Appomattox in the company of Robert Lee Hodge, an eccentric pilgrim who dubs their odyssey the 'Civil Wargasm.'Written with Horwitz's signature blend of humor, history, and hard-nosed journalism, Confederates in the Attic brings alive old battlefields and new ones 'classrooms, courts, country bars' where the past and the present collide, often in explosive ways. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to anyone who has ever felt drawn to the mythic South and to the dark romance of the Civil War. From the Trade Paperback edition
Rediscovering the new world by Tony Horwitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating story of the early exploration of America
Baghdad without a map, and other misadventures in Arabia by Tony Horwitz( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1990s the author's quest for hot newspaper stories takes him from the tribal wilds of Yemen to the shell-pocked shores of Lebanon; from the malarial sands of the Sudan to the eerie souks of Saddam Hussein's Iraq, a land so secretive that even street maps and weather reports are banned. Careening through thirteen Muslim countries and Israel, he reveals a world in which the ancient and the modern collide
Die wahren Entdecker der Neuen Welt von den Wikingern bis zu den Pilgervätern by Tony Horwitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aoi chizu : Kyaputen kukku o oikakete by Tony Horwitz( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Błękitne przestrzenie : wyprawa śladami kapitana Cooka by Tony Horwitz( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Polish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Voyage Long and Strange - LP by Tony Horwitz( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue latitudes : [boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before] by Tony Horwitz( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Horwitz retraces the 18th century voyages of explorer Captain Cook
 
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A voyage long and strange : rediscovering the new world
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Tony Horwitz American journalist

Tony Horwitz Amerikaans journalist

Tony Horwitz US-amerikanischer Journalist und Autor

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Midnight rising : John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil WarThe devil may care : fifty intrepid Americans and their quest for the unknownMidnight rising : John Brown and raid that sparked the Civil WarA voyage long and strangeThe Civil WarA voyage long and strange : on the trail of Vikings, conquistadors, lost colonists, and other adventurers in early AmericaOne for the road : an Outback adventureBlue latitudes : boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before