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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What has survived to present time is but the merest sampling of what was there. To view it, click here. On the other hand, Cortez’ accomplishments and feats of engineering, military daring and diplomatic deftness are of a magnitude that are equally conquistdaor and poorly served by modern conventional accounts of his conquest. The Aztecs were very aware that their world was ending.

Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs

I enjoyed the budfy style of this non -fiction history of Cortes ‘ conquest of Tenochtitlan. Exciting, edge of your seat reading. The conquest of Tenochtitlan was surely one of the most bloody and relentless accounts of warfare in recorded history. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Selected pages Page Such an amazing, unlikely story. But I loved it. Sometimes reading a history book about even the most fascinating events can get to be mind numbing, but Levy’s prose is good. A fascinating look at how Cortes and his handful of conquistadors managed to take control of one of the conquietador empires on earth lev that time. Near the close of the school year, I found myself caught up in learning all I could about Cortes, the Conquistadors, and the Aztec civilization.


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Explore the Home Gift Guide. I couldn’t put it away and surely I’m going to read it again in the future. Mesoamerica in the early s lsvy a place filled with both savagery and wonder. I decided not to go into great detail in this review, so as not to spoil the story.

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Sustaining this level of energy through the book is a herculean task and unfortunately Levy was simply not up to it. The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico. In some ways, his stilted, awkwardly formal way of speaking was well matched with the text’s numerous technical details. The research the author did in order to bring this sweeping adventure in history is impressive. This is a harrowing tale of the annihilation of a native people.

I found what I knew about Cortez prior to reading this book was almost nothing and massively over-simplified. For what begins as a peaceful meeting between two distinct civilizations, ends in the total annihilation by one of them.

I don’t think it all that bad that Cortez ended the incomprehensibly vast killing and the ruthless preying on numerous “lesser” tribes as fodder to feed the ravenous Aztec appetite for human blood and flesh.

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There are many times the battle fell to Jesus Christ reigning over false idols who demanded atrocities. Patrick Lawlor has apparently won prizes or at least nominations for other audiobooks he has recorded, but I can’t see why.

I ordered Conquistador while preparing to travel to Mexico City, to better grasp local history. Something I’d always wanted to learn more about. This book is a great blend between historical research and story telling.

Both the good and the cpnquistador is laid bare in this book. Descriptions of the dimensions of various causeways, a full accounting of the number of mares and harquebuses that the Spanish had in working order at various points during the conquest, a recounted geography of the various causeways connecting Tenochtitlan to the mainland, conquishador are details that are hard to bring to life verbally. The French Revolution English Edition. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Big up to the writer, this book is a page turner. The author is amazing in his ability to keep the reader spellbound throughout this story. While the indians gave conquistasor and his companions another name. May 31, Brian Weaver rated it it was amazing.

Although the events in this book are not easy to read human sacrifice, cannibalism, civilian massacre, torture, etc. Looking for More Great Reads?