Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Hero for the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero” as Want to Read:
A Hero for the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

A Hero for the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  2 ratings  ·  1 review
A group of shipwrecked Spaniards washed onto the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in 1512, leading to first contact between the Spanish and the Maya. Two men survived the ordeal: Jerónimo de Aguilar, who became a translator for Hernán Cortés in his conquest of the Aztecs, and Gonzalo Guerrero, who, as legend has it, embraced the Mayan way of life and skillfully led the ...more
Kindle Edition
Published November 4th 2017 by U of R Press
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Hero for the Americas, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Hero for the Americas

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-10
Average rating 4.50  · 
Rating details
 ·  2 ratings  ·  1 review


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of A Hero for the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero
Edoardo Albert
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
It's not easy writing the biography of someone for whom virtually no historical evidence exists - I should know, because I've just done it with Warrior: A Life of War in Anglo-Saxon Britain. But at least with the warrior, we had a body. In trying to tell the life of Gonzalo Guerrero, Spanish conquistador turned Mayan guerilla, Calder doesn't even have that: the body that, possibly, ends the story was never kept by the Spaniards who found it, a European in Mayan undress, killed by an arquebus ...more
Trudi Rijks
rated it it was amazing
Oct 22, 2019
Rod
marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2019
Andrea
marked it as to-read
May 13, 2019
Elianah
marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2019
Lindsay Munroe
marked it as to-read
Jun 09, 2019
Shannon
is currently reading it
Sep 22, 2019
Thor
marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2019
Tony
is currently reading it
Dec 04, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
1 follower
Pseudonym of Jerrold Mundis

News & Interviews

Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. Every month our team sorts thro...
47 likes · 12 comments