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Brutal Journey

Brutal Journey

Cabeza de Vaca and the Epic First Crossing of North America

by Paul Schneider
Paperback
Publication Date: 05/09/2000
  $41.95
"Schneider's thorough research and vivid writing create a fast-paced, moving story, one that is difficult to believe and impossible to forget."
--The New York Times Book Review

A gripping survival epic, Brutal Journey tells the story of an army of would-be conquerors, bound for glory, who landed in Florida in 1528. But only four of the four hundred would survive: eight years and some five thousand miles later, three Spaniards and a black Moroccan wandered out of the wilderness to the north of the Rio Grande and into Cortes's gold-drenched Mexico. The survivors of the Narv ez expedition brought nothing back other than their story, but what a tale it was. They had become killers and cannibals, torturers and torture victims, slavers and enslaved. They became faith healers, arms dealers, canoe thieves, spider eaters. They became, in other words, whatever it took to stay alive.
ISBN:
9780805083200
9780805083200
Category:
Geographical discovery & exploration
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
05-09-2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
366
Dimensions (mm):
213x140x25mm
Weight:
0.5kg

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