Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Wilderness Manhunt the Spanish Search for LA Salle

by Robert S. Weddle

  • ISBN: 9780890969106
  • ISBN10: 0890969108

Wilderness Manhunt the Spanish Search for LA Salle

by Robert S. Weddle

  • List Price: $16.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780890969106
  • ISBN10: 0890969108
used Add to Cart $3.37
You save: 80%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $43.96
Marketplace Item
Description: A vibrant account of the Spanish search for the French colony on the Texas coast (1685-89), Robert S. Weddle's Wilderness Manhunt is an indispensable source on Spain's "rediscovery" of the Gulf of Mexico's northern coast.

Weddle's narrative documents the Spaniards' six land expeditions and five sea voyages that sought the French settlement from points as widely scattered as San Augustine, Florida, and El Parral, Chihuahua. It also examines the schemes of Spanish expatriot Pefialosa, whose treason augmented Spanish determination to find La Salle's settlement. A new introduction includes recent insights gleaned from the excavation of La Salle's sunken ship La Belle.

Weddle has a firm grasp of the setting for the search for La Salle in the power struggle that left France and Spain grappling for control of the Gulf Coast. He shows how early Spanish expeditions had produced little in the way of easy fortune and, therefore, little interest. Rumors of French activity along the Mississippi, however, coupled with Pefialosa's allegiance to France and to La Salle, inspired the leaders of New Spain to bypass royal authority and take matters into their own hands.

Wilderness Manhunt won the Presidio La Bahia Award, presented by the Kathryn O'Connor Foundation, when it was first published in 1973. Weddle's narrative contributed to the rebirth of interest in the La Salle expedition and laid the foundation for his own future investigations.

Described here is the finding, by Spanish seamen in 1686, of La Salle's ship La Belle, the wreckage of which was found in 1995 by the Texas Historical Commission and has since been excavated and preserved. Told also are the later lives of the few colonistswho survived the tragic La Salle expedition. This classic is enhanced by sixteen illustrations, including reproductions of maps and documents from the period.

Wilderness Manhunt is filled with vivid battle scenes, pirate tales, and intricate details of the Spaniards and their quest. It is as timeless as the story of La Salle himself and is a worthy addition to any library.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Powell's Books Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Condition: Like New
1999. Paperback. Fine.
Price:
$3.37
Comments:
1999. Paperback. Fine.
Seller: Powell's Books Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Condition: Very Good
1999. Paperback. Very Good.
Price:
$3.37
Comments:
1999. Paperback. Very Good.
Seller: Orion Tech
Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Condition: Very Good
0890969108.
Price:
$4.08
Comments:
0890969108.
Seller: Gulf Coast Books
Location: Memphis, TN
Condition: Like New
0890969108.
Price:
$4.35
Comments:
0890969108.
Seller: HPB Inc.
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Diamond
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.77
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Half Price Books Inc
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.77
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Victoria's Books
Location: Concord, CA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Close to like new condition.
Price:
$7.81
Comments:
Close to like new condition.
Seller: HPB-Ruby
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$9.53
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Emerald
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$9.55
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Antiquarian Book Mart
Location: San Antonio, TX
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
VG SOFTCOVER, clean/unmarked NICE COPY, WA/SPAN.
Price:
$9.56
Comments:
VG SOFTCOVER, clean/unmarked NICE COPY, WA/SPAN.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$11.65
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$43.96
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).