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A Land So Strange : The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca: The Extraordinary Tale of a Shipwrecked Spaniard Who Walked Across America in the
by Andres Resendez


Overview - The extraordinary tale of a shipwrecked Spaniard who walked across America in the sixteenth century
In 1527, a mission set out from Spain to colonize Florida. But the expedition went horribly wrong: delayed by a hurricane and knocked off course by a colossal error of navigation, the mission quickly became a desperate journey of survival.
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Overview
The extraordinary tale of a shipwrecked Spaniard who walked across America in the sixteenth century
In 1527, a mission set out from Spain to colonize Florida. But the expedition went horribly wrong: delayed by a hurricane and knocked off course by a colossal error of navigation, the mission quickly became a desperate journey of survival.
Of the three hundred men who had embarked, only four survived--three Spaniards and an African slave. This tiny band endured a horrific march through Florida, a harrowing raft passage across the Louisiana coast, and years of enslavement in the American Southwest. They journeyed for almost ten years in search of the Pacific Ocean that would guide them home, seeing lands, peoples, plants, and animals that no outsider had before.
In this enthralling tale of four castaways wandering in an unknown land, Andr s Res ndez brings to life the vast, dynamic world of North America just a few years before European settlers would transform it forever.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780465068418
  • ISBN-10: 0465068413
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publish Date: January 2009
  • Page Count: 314
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Adventurers & Explorers
Books > History > Expeditions & Discoveries
Books > History > United States - Colonial Period (1600-1775)

 
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