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.
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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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The Farfarers: A New History of North America based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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 read...it puts the standard ideas of Lief Erikson in some interesting perspective.