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Conquistador : Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs / Buddy Levy.

Levy, Buddy, 1960- (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780553805383 :
  • ISBN: 055380538X :
  • Physical Description: x, 429 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-411) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Setting out for New Spain and the serendipitous gift of language -- The battle with the Tabascans and the acquisition of La Malinche -- Montezuma's message -- The gambler stakes all : "either win the land, or die in the attempt" -- Into the mountains -- The massacre of Cholula -- The city of dreams -- City of sacrifice -- Seizure of empire -- Cortes and Montezuma -- Spaniard versus Spaniard -- The Festival of Toxcatl -- Montezuma's ironic fate -- La noche triste -- "Fortune favors the bold" -- "The great rash" -- Return to the Valley of Mexico -- The wooden serpent -- Encirclement -- The siege begins -- Clash of empires -- The last stand of the Aztecs.
Citation/References Note: Bklst 06/01/2008
LJ 05/15/2008
Kirkus 04/15/2008
Summary, etc.: In 1519, Hernan Cortes arrived on the shores of Mexico with a roughshod crew of adventurers and the intent to expand the Spanish empire. Along the way, this brash and roguish conquistador schemed to convert the native inhabitants to Catholicism and carry off a fortune in gold. In Tenochtitlan, the City of Dreams, Cortes met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, ruler of a complex and sophisticated civilization with fifteen million people, and commander of the most powerful military machine in the Americas. Yet in less than two years, Cortes defeated the entire Aztec nation in one of the most astonishing military campaigns ever waged. Sometimes outnumbered thousands-to-one, Cortes repeatedly beat seemingly impossible odds. Journalist Levy meticulously researches the mix of cunning, courage, brutality, superstition, and finally disease that enabled Cortes and his men to survive.--From publisher description.
Subject: Mexico > History > Conquest, 1519-1540.
Cortes, Hernan, 1485-1547.

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