Conquistador by Buddy Levy audiobook

Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs

By Buddy Levy
Read by Patrick Lawlor

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200136964

  • ISBN: 9798200136957

  • ISBN: 9798200136971

Runtime: 12.22 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

It was a moment unique in human history, the face-to-face meeting between two men from civilizations a world apart. In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived on the shores of Mexico, determined not only to expand the Spanish expire but to convert the natives to Catholicism and carry off a fortune in gold. That he saw nothing paradoxical in his intentions is one of the most remarkable and tragic aspects of this unforgettable story. In Tenochtitlán, Cortés met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, and commander of the most powerful military in the Americas. Yet in less than two years, Cortés defeated the entire Aztec nation in one of the most astounding battles ever waged. The story of a lost kingdom, a relentless conqueror, and a doomed warrior, Conquistador is history at its most riveting.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

In Buddy Levy's finely wrought and definitive Conquistador, the worlds of Cortes and Montezuma collide and come to life.... Prodigiously researched and stirringly told. Jeremy Schaap, bestselling author of Triumph
“Drawing heavily on both Spanish and Aztec sources…Levy gives a straightforward telling of the entire story…Well-written…Highly recommended.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Lively account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico.” Kirkus Reviews
“In Buddy Levy’s finely wrought and definitive Conquistador, the worlds of Cortes and Montezuma collide and come to life…Prodigiously researched and stirringly told.” Jeremy Schaap, author of Triumph

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Author

Author Bio: Buddy Levy

Author Bio: Buddy Levy

Buddy Levy teaches writing and literature at Washington State University and is the author of numerous books, including No Barriers (with Erik Weihenmayer), River of Darkness, and Conquistador, which was a finalist for the 2009 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award. Levy’s essay “Leaps of Faith” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2006. He lives in northern Idaho.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English