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River of Darkness Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery down the Amazon

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ISBN-10: 0553807501

ISBN-13: 9780553807509

Edition: 2011

Authors: Buddy Levy

List price: $37.00
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From the acclaimed author ofConquistadorcomes this thrilling account of one of historyrs"s greatest adventures of discovery. With cinematic immediacy and meticulous attention to historical detail, here is the true story of a legendary sixteenth-century explorer and his death-defying navigation of the Amazon-river of darkness, pathway to gold. In 1541, the brutal conquistador Gonzalo Pizarro and his well-born lieutenant Francisco Orellana set off from Quito in search of La Canela, South Americars"s rumored Land of Cinnamon, and the fabled El Dorado, "the golden man." Driving an enormous retinue of mercenaries, enslaved natives, horses, hunting dogs, and other animals across the Andes, they…    
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/22/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Buddy Levy is the author ofnbsp;Conquistador,nbsp;River of Darkness, and American Legend. He is co-star of Brad Meltzer'snbsp;Decodednbsp;on H2 (History Channel), and has been featured or reviewed innbsp;The New York Times,nbsp;The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Booklist,nbsp;andnbsp;Library Journal.

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
A Note on the Text and Sources
Illustration Credits