THE POWER WITHIN US: Cabeze de Vaca's Relation of His Journey from Florida to the Pacific by Maniel Long

THE POWER WITHIN US: Cabeze de Vaca's Relation of His Journey from Florida to the Pacific

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This ""minor classic"" was originally published under the title Interlinear to Cabeze de Vasa Three times reprinted, its fame spread by word of month, It took its place as a retelling of the story of an ill-starred expedition, a journey that took 6 years, from shipwreck in 1528, across the entire continent. This is the story too of his inward spirit. It is based on one of the volumes of the Trail Makers series, which in turn was taken from a rare source record which dates back to 1542. As Haniel Long has rephrased it, the spirit is maintained, comes clear; the story, sharply simplified, takes its place as setting for the purpose of his tale, put in the form of a letter to his king.

Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce