May 28, 2009

Hernando de Soto: Spanish Conquistador in the Americas

In this story of gold, bravery, and brutality, author Jeff C. Young tells the fascinating story of Hernando de Soto. De Soto first sailed to the New World in search of gold and gained fame in helping to conquer Central America and Peru. Famous for his discovery on the Mississippi River in 1541, de Soto is infamous for the massacre of many thousands of American Indians. The author explains: " Soto's obsession with finding riches make him more remembered as a ruthless treasure hunter, than as a brave explorer and military leader." Read the book and understand the era of the Spanish Conquistador.

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Full color, 112 oages, for grades 6-up, Enslow Publishers,
ISBN-13: 978-1-59845-104-7

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