Wanderers & Nomads: True Stories of Eccentric and Wild Explorers in the Americas – FREE
Wanderers & Nomads: True Stories of Eccentric and Wild Explorers in the Americas (Explorers of the Americas Series)
Stephen R. Bown
Unrated memoir collection
Wanderers and Nomads is a collection of fifteen true stories of historical adventurers and travelers in the Americas. From the first tourist voyage in 1536 that ended in shipwreck and cannibalism in Newfoundland, to the four-year Arctic survival epic of Captain John Ross in the 1830s, to Lavrenity Zagoskin’s first Russian scientific expedition in Alaska in 1842, to a duo of British spies scouting Old Oregon for military installations in 1845, these tales will be sure to bring to light shocking and little-known vignettes from an era when most of North America was still a frontier. With fourteen maps and dozens of historical images.