For God, Gold, and Glory: De soto’s Journey to the Heart of La Florida
By E. H. Haines
This fictional account of Hernando de Soto’s exploration of the southeastern United States.
When Hernando de Soto arrived in La Florida in 1539, he was confident that he would find gold and glory and bring his God to the natives, as earlier conquistadors had done in lands further south.
Cruel, violent, uncompromising de Soto believed that victory was won not so much with military technology as through faith valor, and the exercise of will. States is based on the actual writings of Rodrigo Rangel, de Soto’s personal secretary. It is written from Rangel’s point of view and describes how Rangel met de Soto in Spain, the expedition, and de Soto’s death.
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