Cities of Gold: A Journey across the American Southwest in Coronado's Footsteps

Cities of Gold: A Journey across the American Southwest in Coronado's Footsteps

by Douglas Preston

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Overview

This riveting true story recounts the author's journey on horseback across Arizona and New Mexico, retracing Coronado's desperate search for the legendary Seven Cities of Gold. First published in 1992 and now available only from UNM Press, this classic adventure tale reveals the Southwest as it was when Europeans first saw it and shows how much, and how little, it has changed. "The great myth of the American West," Preston writes, "is that there was a winning of it."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826320865
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 03/01/1999
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 180,468
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

Douglas Preston has written several books on the Southwest. He is also the coauthor of the novels Relic, Riptide, and Thunderhead (1999).

Place of Birth:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Education:

B.A., Pomona College, 1978

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mrodger on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a fascinating trip that must have been! I found out more about Native Americans than I ever knew (and I thought I knew US history). As Mr. Preston was prompted by his surroundings to tell the tales, the characters came alive for me. Unfortunately, I was feeling ashamed how people could so blatantly act the way they did to dislocate or spoil homelands for the true inhabitants of the area told in many of his accounts, but found them engaging, nonetheless. An interesting and very worthwhile read.