Publish date: June 24th 2008
Publisher: Bantam Books
, Biography Memoir
, European History
, World History
When I was in sixth or seventh grade, I did a report on Hernan Cortes and his conquest of Tenochtitlan. Boy, oh boy, was I ever woefully uninformed about how this conquest unfolded! This entire campaign was extraordinarily complex, exceedingly difficult, and much, much larger of an undertaking tha...
Vivid, fascinating, and completely engrossing.
I read this after watching Michael Wood's Conquistadors. Levy does a good group of capturing the time, and the book is engrossing. Levy doesn't romantize either group, and while he is sympathic to the Aztecs, he does seem to have some admiration for Cortes. In short, Levy tries to be as fair as ...