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The records of Hernan Desoto's explorations are sketchy, most of them lost to history. Of course, even if they were available today, a scholar would probably find them typically self-serving and one sided. Mr. Putnam employs his considerable storytelling skills to fill in the gaps with logical speculation, resulting in an amazing reading experience, told from the viewpoints of both historical and fictitious characters.
"The River of Corn" is a riveting story of adventure, hardship, greed, and destruction of civilizations. It's a rattling good read, whether one is a lover of history, or simply a fan of well told adventure stories. This reviewer eagerly awaits John Putnam's next effort.
Both history buffs and suspense readers alike will love this book!
It is interesting that de Soto was seeking gold and did not find it. It is a good thing, for when it was finally found in Georgia on the lands of the Cherokee and the Choctaw, they were removed to Oklahoma on the orders of President Jackson. The act was against the law, a solemn ratified treaty, and a Supreme Court decision. In the end, it caused the deaths of many thousands of Indians and has now become known as the "Trail of Tears." It was one of the many horrible acts by the U.S. government against the natives, and demonstrated the power of gold to corrupt everyone. It was not the end of the story, however.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the premise of De Soto's Spanish incursion but thestoryline soon left that thread and lead into less interesting content.Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
The book does not correlate between the geography of the story and what really happened. Since Florida was a main landing point for many of the Spanish at that time and Florida was... Read morePublished 2 months ago by The Captain
This book is wonderful. I felt like I was taking part in the action. Exceptional writing with an jaw dropping twist. This is a master piece of a book.Published 4 months ago by Mrs: Violette
A good historical fiction rendition of the De Soto expedition and the Native American culture of what appears to be South Carolina and Georgia. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ed Campbell
In the year fourteen hundred and ninety two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Much is made of that historic voyage, a tremendous achievement no doubt, but with some unexpected... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Paul Bennett
The River of Corn by John Rose Putnam is one of the best historical novels I have read in a long time. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Larry B. Gray
This book is FICTION. I do not recall seeing it advertised as fiction so I only give it three stars.Published 10 months ago by ROBERT ROY OCAMPO
I highly recommend John Putnam's "River of Corn". I was so engrossed in the tale of conflict between the greedy Spanish Conquistadors and the indigenous peoples of the New... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Madelin C. Wolf
Lovely story. Best I've read in quite a while, actually.
Tight plot arc, interesting characters, historical aspects are portrayed well, and was left with a satisfying... Read more