Brett Walker's Reviews > Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs

Conquistador by Buddy Levy
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Jul 05, 11

Read in July, 2011

Stark, startling, and sobering. I found what I knew about Cortez prior to reading this book was almost nothing and massively over-simplified. And, what I know now is somewhat disturbing but supported by this book with a fidelity that will forever classify Cortez in my own mind as a brute and an at-any-costs conqueror, not much different than many of the other explorers of that era but someone I don't plan to congratulate in any future encounters.
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