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Levy, Buddy, 1960-
River of darkness : Francisco Orellana's legendary voyage of death and discovery down the Amazon / Buddy Levy
Alternate Title Francisco Orellana's legendary voyage of death and discovery down the Amazon
1st ed
New York : Bantam Books, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E125.O6 L48 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Orellana, Francisco de, d. ca. 1546
Amazon River Region -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish
Subject(s) Explorers -- Spain
Physical Description xvii, 324 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-303) and index
Summary 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
Contents 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

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