La Salle

La Salle

A Perilous Odyssey From Canada to the Gulf of Mexico

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
One of the great journeys of exploration on the American continent is chronicled here with fascinating details of this Frenchman's seventeenth-century journey into the heart of America.

Europe's efforts to gain control of the New World form the background of this biography of Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle, the first explorer to sail the length of the Mississippi. Johnson uses evidence from the recent discovery of La Salle's sunken ship in the Gulf of Mexico to piece together what happened on his last voyage.

Natl Book Network
In this book, the author offers fascinating critiques of La Salle's achievements as an explorer, his failures as a colonizer, and his evolving status through history.

Publisher: New York : Cooper Square Press : Distributed by National Book Network, 2002
Edition: 1st Cooper Square Press ed
ISBN: 9780815412403
Branch Call Number: B LASALLE
Characteristics: xxvii, 262 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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