Cortes by Richard Lee Marks
The Great Adventurer and the Fate of Aztec Mexico

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Adding to the debate over the legacy of the European conquest of the Americas, a thorough portrait of Herna+a7n Corte+a7s, the Spanish conqueror of Mexico, portrays a unique point in history, where independently evolved cultures collided. 12,500 first printing.

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Published August 31, 1993 by Knopf. 347 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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Hernan Cortes, the conqueror of Mexico, was a puny, sickly baby and a dropout law student who, in Marks's vivid biography, enjoyed a long, carousing youth that lasted into his 30s.

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