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The wreck of the Belle, the ruin of La Salle

Author: Robert S Weddle
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2001.
Series: Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A & M University, no. 88.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The acclaimed historian Robert Weddle reveals the true story of the explorer La Salle and his ship the Belle. An in depth history of the exploration of La Salle and the archaeological dig of the vessel La Belle.
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Weddle, Robert S.
Wreck of the Belle, the ruin of La Salle.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606558072
Online version:
Weddle, Robert S.
Wreck of the Belle, the ruin of La Salle.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)609216425
Named Person: Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de; Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de; Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de; Mary Elizabeth Tinsley Texas History Center.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Weddle
ISBN: 158544121X 9781585441211
OCLC Number: 45387000
Awards: Kate Broocks Bates Award, 2002
Description: xvii, 327 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Jim Bruseth --
The Price of Glory --
Navio Quebrado: Derelict at San Bernard --
"Our Wise Commander": On the Path to Glory --
"A Step from Madness": The Wreck of Ships and Dreams --
Seeds of Confusion: The River of Mystery --
A New Direction --
The Pawn Game: In the Hands of the Schemers --
Storm Flags: Forecast of Failure --
The Parting Gun: A Farewell to France --
Voyage of Destiny: The Hidden River --
The Lost Colony --
Unhappy Landing: Shipwreck and Savagery --
The Hostile Shore: "A Curse upon Our Labors," --
The Fort That Never Was: "Saint-Louis of Texas," --
Fatal Journey: Vengeance and Reprisal --
Legacy of Deceit: The Bitter Fruit --
Postscript: In the Backwash of Dreams.
Series Title: Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A & M University, no. 88.
Responsibility: Robert S. Weddle.
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Robert Cavelier de La Salle was a daring explorer. This work examines the wreck of the Belle, the last of four vessels that he brought to America. The artefacts salvaged from the ship shed light on  Read more...

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