The Conquistadors

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Collins, 1986 - Explorers - 224 pages
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User Review  - Niall Pelota - Goodreads

excellent overview of the incredible conquest of the indies, great balance and fascinating portraits of the contrasting characters of Pizarro and Cortes. Also nice introduction to the complex civilizations that these two men destroyed. Read full review

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User Review  - Don Weidinger - Goodreads

Peru and Mexico, 3 years with respect for truth yet so many with political bias, Cortez Pizarro products of history, 800 years fighting Moors in Spain, desire for conversion became inquisition with ... Read full review


part one Ferdinand Isabella 1 The EightHundredYear Crusade page
Birth of an Empire
part two Cortes 3 Prelude to Conquest

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About the author (1986)

Author Ralph Hammond Innes was born in Horsham, England on July 15, 1914. He attended Cranbrook School in Kent, but left in 1931 to work as a journalist. He published his first novel, The Doppelganger, in 1937. During World War II, he served in the Royal Artillery and published a number of books. In 1946, he became a full-time writer and wrote over thirty novels, children's books, and travel books throughout his career. He published children's books under the pseudonym Ralph Hammond until 1953. Four of his novels were made into films. He was awarded a C.B.E. (Commander, Order of the British Empire) in 1978 and received the Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement award in 1993. He died on June 10, 1998 and left a bulk of his estate to the Assoication of Sea Training Organisations.

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