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Book Event: Searching for Golden Empires
February 19, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am$7.50
Book Event: William K. Hartmann’s Searching for Golden Empires: Epic Cultural Collisions in Sixteenth-Century America
This lively new book recounts the explorations of the first generations of Spanish conquistadors and their Native allies. Author William K. Hartmann brings readers along as the explorers probe the New World from Cuba to the Aztec capital of Mexico City, and then northward to what is now New Mexico, the Grand Canyon, southern California, and Kansas. Join us to hear how Hartmann used eyewitness experiences to describe ancient lifeways from Mexico to the western United States; Aztec accounts of the conquest; Cortés’s lifelong relationship with his famous Native mistress, Malinche (not to mention the mysterious fate of his wife); and interesting details of lost explorers who wandered from Florida to Arizona; as well as Marcos de Niza’s controversial reports of the “Seven Cities of Cíbola.” We will have books on hand for the author to inscribe and sign. Call 520-398-2252 to reserve a place. $7.50 fee includes admission to the Park.