The author chronicles the incredible adventures of the African slave Esteban Dorantes(1500-1539) from Africa to Europe to America. Esteban and three Spanish noblemen, The most prominent being Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, survived shipwreck, famine, disease, and Native American histility to make the first crossing of North America in recorded history. Has remainder mark. New York, NY, Harper Collins Publishers 2008 1st Ed.,414 Pgs., 6 x 9, HB. Published at $ 25.95.