The Conquest of New Spain
Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers.
Bernal Daz del Castillo, himself a soldier under Cortes, presents a fascinatingly detailed description of the Spanish landing in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement at the city, the exploitation of the natives for gold and other treasures, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, their regrouping and eventual capture of the Aztec capital.
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Review: The Conquest of New SpainUser Review - Marti - Goodreads
After Villa and Zapata, I decided to go back a few hundred years to where a lot of the animosity started (apparently). I was surprised at how advanced Aztec civilization was back in 1520 (they seemed ... Read full review
Review: The Conquest of New SpainUser Review - Paul Conroy - Goodreads
Fantastic first hand account of the extraordinary leadership ability of Cortez Read full review