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9780553807509

River of darkness : Francisco Orellana's legendary voyage of death and discovery down the Amazon

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From the acclaimed author of "Conquistador" comes this thrilling account of one of history's greatest adventures of discovery--the true story of a legendary sixteenth-century explorer and his death-defying navigation of the Amazon.

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  • ISBN: 9780553807509 (acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 0553807501 (acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 324 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2011.

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A confluence of conquistadors -- Birth of the golden dream -- Into the Andes -- El Barco and the San Pedro -- The split -- The plight of Gonzalo Pizarro -- St. Eulalia's confluence : the Amazon -- The Victoria -- River of darkness, brothers of doom -- The assassination of Francisco Pizarro -- On the Maranon to the realm of Machiparo -- Among the Omagua -- Big Blackwater River -- Encountering the Amazons -- The Trumpeter's tale -- Tides of change and a sweetwater sea -- The homeward reach -- The last stand of the last Pizarro -- The expedition to New Andalusia : return to the Amazon.
Summary, etc.:
From the acclaimed author of "Conquistador" comes this thrilling account of one of history's greatest adventures of discovery--the true story of a legendary sixteenth-century explorer and his death-defying navigation of the Amazon.
Subject: Orellana, Francisco de, d. ca. 1546.
Amazon River Region > Discovery and exploration > Spanish.


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