Aztecs and Spaniards: Cortes and the Conquest of Mexico
Describes the history and culture of the Aztec Indians in the Valley of Mexico and discusses how the arrival of the conquistador Hernando Cortes brought about the fall of their mighty empire.
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published May 1st 1986 by Atheneum Books
(first published April 30th 1986)
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Albert Marrin is a historian and the author of more than twenty nonfiction books for young people. He has won various awards for his writing, including the 2005 James Madison Book Award and the 2008 National Endowment for Humanities Medal. In 2011, his book Flesh and Blood So Cheap was a National Book Award Finalist. Marrin is the Chairman of the History Department at New York's Yeshiva University...moreMore about Albert Marrin...