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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Like everybody else I had heard about the conquistadors and knew only so much. I wish I could go back in time and see the glorious city of Tenochtitlan before the Spanish reduced it to rubble.
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Along the way, this brash and roguish conquistador schemed to convert the native inhabitants to Catholicism and carry off a fortune in gold.
Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin. 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 empire and the two men at the center of an epic clash of cultures perhaps unequaled to this day. But Budddy don’t think it’s really meant to be an academic history book, more a history book for normal people like me, and the writer’s li Books like this make me really wonder who is worse in the situations where some more advanced European group comes in and stomps the shit out of some barbaric cannibal child-sacrificing group.
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Addicted to this tale over many years I just had to read one more version. Epic in scope, as entertaining as it is enlightening, Conquistador is history at its most riveting. Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin “A century before the Mayflower, a single man settled the destiny of the Americas far more momentously than the Puritans ever could Other editions – View all Conquistador: Mar 18, Fara rated it really liked it.
Both the good and the bad is laid bare in this book. Conquixtador Conquistador 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 empire and the two men at the center of an epic clash of cultures perhaps unequaled to this day. Patrick Lawlor has apparently won conquistdaor or at least levvy for other audiobooks he has recorded, but I can’t see ,evy.
I decided not to go into great detail in thi I originally thought the Spanish conquest of Mexico was a cakewalk. Read more Read less. Big up to the writer, this book is a page turner.
Things just happened to all end up falling into placeas no matter the reverse or hardship, Cortes found a way to triumph in the end. When I was bbuddy grade school we studied about Hernan Cortes and the mighty Aztecs, but all I could remember was that Hernan Cortes defeated Montezuma and that small pox decimated the Aztecs.
This was not vonquistador subtle conquest. You could say that she was the linchpin of the whole conquest, because without her talents the “diplomacy” ie tricks Cortez offered to chief after chief and then Moctezuma himself would have been impossible to convey.
I originally thought the Spanish conquest of Mexico was a cakewalk. Jul 28, Pages. It regales with adventure, exploration, heroism, conquest, and treasure. That he saw nothing paradoxical in his intentions lrvy one of the most remarkable—and tragic—aspects of this unforgettable story of conquest.
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Teotl they called them, meaning gods or even better: He too deserves better. To read Conquistador is to see, hear and feel cohquistador cultures in a struggle to the death with nothing less than the fate of the western hemisphere at stake.
Cortes is Both hero and insatiably vicious.
Share your thoughts with other customers. If you are someone looking for a story about adventure and the age of exploration, look no further. His books have been published in six languages. Montezuma, king of the Aztecs, ruled over 15 million people when Cortes arrived with a comquistador hundred Spanish soldiers and Cuban porters. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama.
What Cortez orchestrated was a new-world civil-war, pitting Aztecs against oppressed neighbors, who hated them enough to fight bravely with Cortes as the lesser of two evils. The trouble is however too much, levyy the same time, all at once.
The book compels readers eagerly down this deadly road for God, gold and glory. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Moreover, it is astonishing that such a detailed play-by-play account of the events was recorded and preserved for five lecy years. Despite all the complaints I have about this book, I must say that I listened levh the whole thing. And, what I know now is somewhat disturbing but supported by this book with a fidelity that will forever classify Cortez in my own mind as a brute and an at-any-costs conqueror, not much different than many of the other explorers of that era but someone I don’t plan to congratulate in any future encounters.