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Columbus: The Four Voyages
3.72
really liked it
Laurence Bergreen has made a habit of crafting well-told modern historical narratives about some of history’s greatest explorers. Bergreen went world- ...more
Oct 07, 2011
Oct 07, 2011
 
The Last Days of the Incas
4.12
it was amazing
The Last Days of the Incas is a terrifically readable history of the Spanish conquest of the Incas and Peru. Whereas John Hemming's Conquest of the In ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 28, 2010
 
River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon
4.06
really liked it
Buddy Levy’s most recent two books have been histories focused on the Spanish conquest of the new world. With his latest release, “River of Darkness: ...more
Mar 02, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
 
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
3.80
it was amazing
Mark Adams' "Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time" is a book that's a bit hard to classify. All at once, it's a ...more
Mar 15, 2011
May 19, 2011
 
The Boys from Brazil
4.05
really liked it
This story holds a special place of 'awe' in my memory. I saw the movie when I was a kid, and its' scientific mystery blended with action and history ...more
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
 
Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-Life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu
3.64
it was amazing
On the morning of July 24, 1911, a tall lecturer-cum-explorer from Yale University set off in a cold drizzle to investigate rumors of ancient Inca rui ...more
Apr 27, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
 
City of Silver: A Mystery
3.54
really liked it
"Potosi had a Spanish soul: proud, greedy, cruel, and noble. It had beauty. Grandeur. Chaos."

Potosi is the location of Alfieri's terrific historical m
...more
Nov 25, 2010
Dec 03, 2010
 
Black Rain (Hawker & Laidlaw, #1)
3.80
liked it
"Black Rain" is a good, fun read that nicely sets up a sequel without sacrificing a solid ending.
This book fits squarely in the realm of the lighter-w
...more
Oct 06, 2010
Oct 07, 2010
 
Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu
3.90
it was amazing
Dominated by beautiful artwork, this picture book traces Hiram Bingham's trek from Cuzco to his discovery of Machu Picchu - the so-called Lost City of ...more
not set
Mar 20, 2011
 
Incas: The Puma's Shadow (Incas, #1)
3.53
did not like it
I tried very hard to like this book. But in order to like it, I had to finish it. So I tried very hard to read this book. Twice. And I put it down aft ...more
not set
Apr 23, 2011
 
The Amethyst Ring
3.60
really liked it
"The Amethsyt Ring" is the final book in Scott O'Dell's Seven Serpents Trilogy which follows the young Julian Escobar as he walks across New Spain dur ...more
Jul 07, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
 
Golden Reflections (Mask of the Sun & stories)
3.72
really liked it
“Golden Reflections” is an anthology of stories based on Fred Saberhagen’s “Mask of the Sun. “Reflections” also includes Saberhagen’s original “Mask”, ...more
Mar 22, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
 
The Seven Serpents Trilogy
3.35
really liked it
Scott O'Dell's "Seven Serpents Trilogy" follows the young Julian Escobar, a seminarian from Spain, who finds himself in the New World during the early ...more
Jul 07, 2010
Jun 30, 2010
 
The Jaguar Prophecies
3.19
liked it
I received "The Jaguar Prophecies" as part of the Goodreads First Read program.

Author Phyllis Gunderson's fictional "The Jaguar Prophecies" explores t
...more
Sep 10, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
 
The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Swordfight, Mutiny, Shipwreck, Gold, War, Hurricane, and Discovery
3.96
really liked it
I've read Martin Dugard before. His "Into Africa" traces Henry Morgan Stanley's search for British Explorer David Livingstone deep in the African jung ...more
May 28, 2010
May 20, 2010
 
Blood Makes Noise
3.58
liked it
“No one had ever spoken to the great unwashed as an equal, held them to their breast, cooed to them like lovers, whispered hatred for those they hated ...more
Apr 26, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
 
Conquistadors
3.81
really liked it
This was the book that really ignited my passion and interest in New World exploration. Woods combines contemporary quotes and descriptions with his o ...more
Jan 2007
Feb 04, 2010
 
Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate: Exotic and Unseen Costa Rica
3.77
really liked it
This is a terrific compilation of essays from an author who lives in Costa Rica and makes his living by understanding the nature of this Central Ameri ...more
Jul 07, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
 
The Last Conquistador: A Novel
3.22
it was ok
The best thing about "The Last Conquistador" is the cover. Oh, and also that it's very short.

The characters are thin and the action is sporadic and ra
...more
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
 
Honor Bound (Honor Bound, #1)
4.11
liked it
"An officer is honor bound to face whatever hazards his duty requires; not throw his life, or that of his men, away."

"Honor Bound" takes an interestin
...more
Apr 08, 2013
Apr 08, 2013
 
Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs
4.13
it was amazing
Well written and concise tales of Cortez in New Spain (Mexico). Very readable and enjoyable.
Jan 2008
Jan 27, 2010
 
The Conquest of the Incas
4.06
it was amazing
THE book on the Spanish in Peru
Jan 2006
Jan 28, 2010
 
Amazonia
4.11
really liked it
None
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Nov 21, 2011
 
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
4.16
really liked it
None
not set
Feb 04, 2010
 
Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes
3.97
it was amazing
None
not set
Feb 04, 2010
 
Antisuyo: The Search for the Lost Cities of the Amazon
3.40
liked it
None
Jan 2008
Jan 28, 2010
 
Machu Picchu: Exploring an Ancient Sacred Center
4.08
really liked it
None
Jan 2008
Jan 28, 2010
 
Ancient Americas: Maya, Aztec, Inka and Beyond
4.00
really liked it
None
not set
Jun 04, 2010
 
A Sacred Landscape: The Search for Ancient Peru
3.84
really liked it
None
Jan 2008
Jan 28, 2010
 
The White Rock
3.87
really liked it
None
Jan 2008
Jan 28, 2010
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