A thrilling account of one of the greatest voyages of discovery, the true story of a sixteenth-century explorer and his death-defying navigation of the Amazon. Orellana and Gonzalo Pizarro set out with enslaved natives, mercenaries, horses, and hunting dogs but not long after crossing the Andes the expedition began to disintegratwe and Pizarro returned home barefoot and in rags. Orallena with 57 men proceeded and theirs would be the greater glory. Illustrated. New York, 2011 Bantam Books, Random House 1st Ed. 6 x 9, 324 Pgs., HB.