Welcome to the new catalog for Santa Fe Public Library. We'd love to hear your feedback.

Hernando de Soto: a savage quest in the Americas

Book Cover
Average Rating
Crown Publishers,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.

This is the story of a legendary expedition across four thousand miles of the future United States, led by an explorer searching for an illusionary empire of gold. Formerly the second-in-command in Francisco Pizarro's conquest of the Incas in 1531, Hernando de Soto arrived in the country he called La Florida in 1539, leading a glittering, armored Renaissance-era army of six hundred men on the first major exploration of North America. Obsessed with finding a second Inca empire, he instead encountered the Mississippians, a sophisticated culture of mound and city builders, warriors, artisans, and diplomats whose society collapsed after the Spaniards' destructive march through their territory. Unable to find his golden country, Soto pushed deeper into the wilderness, ravaged by exhaustion, starvation, and incessant warfare with the Mississippians until he died and was secretly buried in the Mississippi River, which he is credited (wrongly) with discovering.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID af722e4f-1a94-f64d-a77c-7a67fb60539c
Grouping Title hernando de soto a savage quest in the americas
Grouping Author duncan david ewing
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-24 04:18:14AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-19 04:42:25AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Duncan, David Ewing.
author_display Duncan, David Ewing
available_at_santafe Oliver La Farge Branch
detailed_location_santafe La Farge
format_category_santafe Books
format_santafe Book
id af722e4f-1a94-f64d-a77c-7a67fb60539c
isbn 9780517582220
item_details ils:.b11462796|.i12615225|La Farge|BIO SOTO, H|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||lf||
itype_santafe Regular Circ
last_indexed 2019-02-19T11:42:25.627Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe BIO SOTO, H
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Oliver La Farge Branch
primary_isbn 9780517582220
publishDate 1995
record_details ils:.b11462796|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Crown Publishers,|c1995.|xxxvii, 570 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b11462796 .i12615225 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Explorers -- America -- Biography, Explorers -- Spain -- Biography, Soto, Hernando de, -- approximately 1500-1542, Southern States -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish
title_display Hernando de Soto : a savage quest in the Americas
title_full Hernando de Soto : a savage quest in the Americas / David Ewing Duncan
title_short Hernando de Soto :
title_sub a savage quest in the Americas
topic_facet Discovery and exploration, Explorers, Soto, Hernando de, Spanish