Andrés Reséndez is Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. His book The Other Slavery won the Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award. He lives in Davis, California, with his family.
"Once you start this book, it's nearly impossible to put it down."—Carolyn See, Washington Post Book World
"Reséndez's story is so riveting you'll wonder why so many history books ignore it."—Entertainment Weekly
"The story of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, and of his accidental journey across the American continent, is one of the most remarkable feats of endurance ever recorded.... Reséndez tells this gripping story with zeal....It is impossible not to be swept along by his enthusiasm."—Financial Times
"[Reséndez's] indefatigable scholarship, knowledge of the context, and craftsmanlike storytelling provide a model account: concise, solid, moving."—Times Literary Supplement