The Farfarers: A New History of North America

The Farfarers: A New History of North America

by Farley Mowat


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In this bestseller, Farley Mowat challenges the conventional notion that the Vikings were the first Europeans to reach North America, offering an unforgettable portrait of the Albans, a race originating from the island now known as Britain. Battered by repeated invasions from their aggressive neighbors—Celt, Roman, and Norse—the Albans fled west. Their search for safety, and for the massive walrus herds on which their survival depended, eventually took them to the land now known as Newfoundland and Labrador. Skillfully weaving together clues gathered from forty years of research, Mowat presents a fascinating account of a forgotten history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616082376
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/06/2011
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 402,181
Product dimensions: 5.66(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Farley Mowat is the author of thirty-seven books, including People of the Deer, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be, Never Cry Wolf, A Whale for the Killing, Sea of Slaughter, and The Farfarers. His books have sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, and he has been published in fifty-two languages. He lives in Ontario, Canada.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Farley Mowat, that wonderful writer of such classics as 'Never Cry Wolf' and 'Westvikings' brings us yet again another provocative book. Here he looks into the possibility of pre Norse Europeans in northern Canada by tracing through historical records, similarities in building styles, and other sources. A must puts the standard ideas of Lief Erikson in some interesting perspective.
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