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The Wreck of the Belle, the Ruin of La Salle

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By Robert S. Weddle

The history of La Belle--the legendary lost ship of French explorer Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle--is as astonishing as its shipwreck in the waters of Matagorda Bay in 1686. Acclaimed historian Robert Weddle, the dean of Texas colonial studies, offers new insights into the La Salle expedition, detailing how La Salle and his expedition blundered into a series of disasters that led to them to Texas, eventually resulting in shipwreck, starvation, and La Salle's murder at the hands of his own men. Illustrated with photos of the artifacts salvaged from La Belle during its conservation, The Wreck of the Belle fills in the blanks of an extraordinary true stories that spans over 300 years of Texas history.


Hardcover: 353 pages
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 9 1/2"

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