Cities Of Gold
A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Sub Category||American West|
|Our Price||$ 2.50|
In 1540, driven by the promise of unlimited wealth, the Spanish explorer Coronado led the first European expedition through the American Southwest. In 1989, Douglas Preston re-created the experience of those conquistadores to learn how it felt to discover a new world and its inhabitants.
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
With a friend, Preston ( Dinosaurs in the Attic: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of the American Museum of Natural History , LJ 10/15/86), attempted to follow Coronado's 1540-41 exploration of the Southwest. This book is an account of their journey through Arizona and New Mexico in the spring of 1989. It is both history text and adventure yarn. It is also a good current cultural geography of the region, written in an entertaining as well as educational style. Preston succeeds in giving the reader a real feel for the country, as it is today and as it was 450 years ago. A map and a decent bibliography complement the text. Recommended for travel and history collections. History Book Club alternate.
- Thomas K. Fry, UCLA Libs.