Vasco N??ez de Balboa

First European to Reach the Pacific Ocean from the New World

Spotlight on Explorers and Colonization

The conquistador Balboa is best known for having led the first party of explorers of European descent to reach the Pacific by traveling overland from the Atlantic. An ambitious man from a noble but relatively impoverished family, Balboa was eager to make a name and fortune for himself in the New World. His initiative and take-charge attitude helped him rise to power but also made him powerful enemies who, in the long run, orchestrated his trial and execution for usurping power. An assessment of Balboa?s legacy and lasting impact conclude the book.

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Reading Level: 6

Interest Level: 5-10

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-4777-8830-1
Author : Ryan Nagelhout
Copyright : 2017
Language : English
Category : Social Studies, World History, Biographies
Pages : 48
Trim : 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Dewey : 910.92--dc23
Subject : Social Studies, World History, Biographies
Binding : Library
Bibliography • Detailed Table of Contents • Full-Color Photographs • Further Information Section • Glossary • Index • Primary Sources • Websites