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The Shipwrecked Men

The Shipwrecked Men
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Authors: Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar, active 16th century
Title: The shipwrecked men
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2007
Edition: rev. ed
Characteristics: 148 p. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca ; translated by Fanny Badelier ; translation revised by Harold Augenbraum
Notes: Translation of: Chronicle of the Narváez expedition
Additional Contributors: Badelier, Fanny
ISBN: 0141032049
9780141032047
Branch Call Number: 973.16 N972s 2007
Subject Headings: America Discovery and exploration Spanish Shipwrecks America Early works to 1800 Indians of North America History 16th century Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar, active 16th century. Travel
Topical Term: Shipwrecks
Indians of North America
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The original disaster narrative tells how a confident, well-equipped Spanish expedition to explore the Florida mainland came utterly to grief through arrogance, storms and bad luck, leaving a handful of survivors to stagger to Mexico City some years later.


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