Hernando de Soto: A Savage Quest in the Americas

Hernando de Soto: A Savage Quest in the Americas

by David Ewing Duncan


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For the first time, a book that tells the truth about Hernando de Soto's legendary expedition across what would become the United States, where he squandered a fortune in gold won in the conquest of Peru, and drove himself slowly mad searching for a second Inca empire. Maps and line drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517582220
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/12/1996
Pages: 580
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.85(d)

About the Author

David Ewing Duncan is a writer for several national publications, a special producer and reporter for ABC's Nightline, and author three other books. He researched and traced the path of Soto's expedition for more than seven years.

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Charles Hudson

David Duncan's Hernando de Soto is the best biography of de Soto to date.
—(Charles Hudson, Franklin Professor of Anthropology, University of Georgia)

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