In this astonishing work of scholarship that reads like an edge-of-your-seat adventure thriller, acclaimed historian Buddy Levy records the last days of the Aztec. Lively account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Levy (Writing and Literature/ Washington State Univ.; American Legend: The Real-Life. Conquistador by Buddy Levy, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Montezuma, king of the Aztecs, ruled over 15 million people when Cortes arrived with a few hundred Spanish soldiers and Cuban porters. Return to Book Page. In the past I have recognised connquistador inability to follow through with interest a plot that is multifaceted and layered.

Newton – LibraryThing Well researched and balanced. Tente novamente mais tarde. He consulted both Spanish and Native sources. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Near the close of the school year, I found myself caught up in learning all I budey about Cortes, the Conquistadors, and the Aztec civilization.

It reads like the storybooks of our childhood: Bantam 24 de junho de Vendido por: Hardcoverpages. The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama.

There are plenty of gruesome details of the battles in this literature. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. But I loved it. The reason for this is simple: Some people say “oh well if Cortez didn’t conquer them someone else would have” but I’m not sure about that. Traveling from Veracruz to Mexico City is not a conquistavor journey – unless you do it on foot, wearing full metal armor, offroad without good maps, and with thousands of ferocious warriors trying to kill you.


If you like history and are not already an expert on Cortes. This book tells the gripping story of how Cortes used violence, diplomacy, lies, courage, native allies, technology and brilliant tactics along with a big assist from smallpox to bring down what to the Mexicans had seemed like an unbeatable empire.

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But I loved it. Both the good and the bad is laid bare in this book.

Of course, the greatest treasure trove of artifacts resides in Mexico City — which might be one of the few things that would ever compel me to make a trip there. Share your thoughts with other customers. He is clinical assistant professor of English at Washington State University, and lives in northern Idaho with his wife Camie, his children Logan and Hunter, and two black Labs.

The figure I am really left with more curiosity for is Malinche, the slave turned translator and mistress, who really must have been a linguistic genius and one smart cookie. Audio CD Verified Purchase. To say Hernan Cortes was merely a marauder with no spiritual impact is to say you haven’t traveled Latin America much. Five hundred years after the conquest, the Cadillo and his prey have been made human. Kind of like America almost single-handedly winning the Pacific war and then getting spanked by the North Vietnamese.


Like Venice, it was a city of canals packed with beautiful buildings and artistic treasures. Despite an avalanche of facts, the complexities of we Traveling from Veracruz to Mexico City is not a major journey – unless you do it on foot, wearing full metal armor, offroad without good maps, and with thousands of ferocious warriors trying to kill you. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Cortes is front and center in this book Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I could only read about a chapter at a time before having to put down the book and walk away, because of the sheer scope of the violence the Spaniards committed against the Aztecs and the other tribes.

Jun 08, Michael Teems Jr. To read Conquistador is to see, hear and feel two cultures in a struggle to the death with nothing less than the fate of the western hemisphere at stake.