Resendez adds some interesting commentary on cabeza de vacas chronicle giving updated anthropological ethnological and route information plus background on the castaways historical context and so forth but by far the most powerful part of the book are the words of cabeza de vaca himself if fact the latters naufragos should really be read along with resendez book to get the full . A land so strange the epic journey of cabeza de vaca by andre resendez 2009 01 06 andre resendez books amazonca. The epic journey of cabeza de vaca this book tells the tale of a failed colonizing attempt made in 1528 by a group of three hundred spaniards due to poor navigation they didnt land on what is now the east coast of mexico but in what is now florida. In 1528 a mission set out from spain to colonize florida but the expedition went horribly wrong delayed by a hurricane knocked off course by a colossal error of navigation and ultimately. Basic books nov 13 a land so strange the epic journey of cabeza de vaca the extraordinary tale of a shipwrecked spaniard who walked across america in the sixteenth century user review kirkus delightful retelling of the incredible journey of a castaway spaniard who was in turn enslaved and befriended by native americansresendez history univ of california davis a texas patriot
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