In three years, the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, leading a few hundred Spanish soldiers, overcame a centuries-old empire that could put tens of thousands of warriors on the field. Even after his god-like reputation had been shattered, and his horses and cannons were no longer regarded as supernatural, his ruthless daring took him on to victory. Yet in the end, his prize was not the gold that he had sought, but the destruction of the entire Aztec civilization.
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I have always been fascinated by Cortes and the Aztec empire. This book is an intriguing synopsis of his exploits - not overly long but detailed enough to give meat to the bones of history.
The story does not glorify Cortes but neither does it diminish the warrior life of the Aztec empire.
I enjoyed this book. Thanks!
To me this book seems so pro Cortez and like the old cowboy and Indian days made the indigenous people come across as stupid!