"During the time of Spanish conquest, this mission was a total failure. Only four of hundreds make it out of S.E. America alive. This is a great account of what the world was like in that region during the early 1500's, how Spain exploited it, and how 4 men live to tell the tale."
"Though this book only partly qualifies as an adventure book, it is certainly worth reading for an eye-opening and entertaining trip back in time to England, its colonies, and life aboard ships of the era."