In Conquistadors, Michael Wood follows in the footsteps of some of the greatest of the Spanish adventurers, travelling from the forests of Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, the deserts of North Mexico, the snow peaks of the Andes and the heights of Machu Picchu. He experiences the epic journeys of Cortes, Pizarro, Orellana and Cabeza de Vaca, and explores the turbulent and terrifying events surrounding the Spanish conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires.
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By Andy Allison on 22-06-15
A sad history of human nature
A well told but very sad narrative on the desolation of the indigenous peoples of the American continent.
Part of western history that's not told in great detail, probably due to guilt and embarrassment .
A gripping story.
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By Grace on 21-06-16
Brilliant submersion into the New World
Absolutely loved this book. Quotes from primary texts brilliant woven into the narrative with breathtaking effect. Really took you back to the time and place of both the Spanish and Native cultures. The end becomes slower paced but the change in tone is very poignant.