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."
|Publisher:||University of New Mexico Press|
|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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.