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

Version: Unabridged
Author: Buddy Levy
Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Genres: History
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published In: July 2008
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 30 minutes
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It was a moment unique in human history, the face-to-face meeting between two men from civilizations a world apart. In 1519, Hernán Cortes 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, Cortes met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, and commander of the most powerful military in the Americas. Yet in less than two years, Cortes 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.

Reviews (1)

Written by Dave P. on July 27th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Clash of 2 civilizations, amazing story. It’s like a science fiction story. Two worlds collide, with one having far superior weaponry that the other has never witnessed. After they interact one is decimated by disease never having been exposed. Both worlds think the other is crazy with their own gods

Author Details

Author Details

Levy, Buddy

Buddy Levy is the author of "American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett" and "Echoes on Rimrock: In Pursuit of the Chukar Partridge," As a freelance journalist he has covered adventure sports and lifestyle around the world. He is clinical associate professor of English at Washington State University, and lives in northern Idaho with his wife, Camie, and two children.