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User Review  - Miro - LibraryThing

Sometimes extraordinary events are fortuitously recorded by a well placed participant. In this case, Bernal Diaz del Castillo, describes the 16th century Spanish discovery and defeat of the Mexican ... Read full review

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User Review  - kabouter - LibraryThing

Intriguing novel (although it shouldn't be considered fiction), by one of Hernan Cortés' soldiers who tells the tale of the conquest of New-Spain (read: Mexico). If gives an image of the lifes of ... Read full review

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User Review  - lmichet - LibraryThing

The most intense and exciting historical account I have ever read, and from a perspective I find unusual. As modern postcolonialists, we all look back on conquistadors with scorn and horror. But to ... Read full review

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User Review  - browsers - LibraryThing

This is the book (not this copy, but the Penguin paperback) that got me hooked on the history of the Aztecs and the conquest of Mexico. In fact, this book got me reading history books much more ... Read full review

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User Review  - dwhill - LibraryThing

An absolutely amazing first-person account of the conquest of Mexico by the Spanish. A must read for anyone interested in the subject. Read full review

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User Review  - ben_a - LibraryThing

One of the most riveting narratives in all of history. Read full review


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