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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 sixteenth century

Author: Andrés Reséndez
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2007.
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Chronicles the story of a small band of Spanish explorers who became separated from their ships in Florida and began a trek across the continent during the early sixteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reséndez, Andrés.
Land so strange.
New York : Basic Books, ©2007
(OCoLC)608491738
Online version:
Reséndez, Andrés.
Land so strange.
New York : Basic Books, ©2007
(OCoLC)631977922
Named Person: Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; Alvaro Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrés Reséndez
ISBN: 9780465068401 0465068405 9780465068418 0465068413
OCLC Number: 171151948
Description: xiv, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The prize that was snatched away --
A voyage of redemption --
Landfall --
Walking through Florida --
On rafts --
Enslaved --
Into the heart of the continent --
Following the corn trail --
Contact --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Andrés Reséndez.
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A story of a doomed mission to North America - and the four survivors who journeyed for a decade across the new world just discovered by Christopher Columbus. This work also describes the scores of  Read more...

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by cwarden (WorldCat user on 2008-01-29)

Illustrations -- Maps -- Introduction -- The prize that was snatched away -- A voyage of redemption -- Landfall -- Walking through Florida -- On rafts -- Enslaved -- Into the heart of the ontinent -- Following the corn trail -- contact -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Further reading -- Notes -- Index.

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"[Resendez's] indefatigable scholarship, knowledge of the context, and craftsmanlike storytelling provide a model account: concise, solid, moving."--Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, "Times Literary Read more...

 
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by fulmerford (WorldCat user published 2012-07-03) Very Good Permalink

In all the annals of history, it's hard to find anyone who was so far lost. Every episode Resendez describes paints a fascinating picture of an astonishingly alien experience, and made me wish to learn more. The tiny glimpse that Cabeza de Vaca's account provides into pre-contact native cultures in...
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