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Conquistadors of the Sky

Conquistadors of the Sky

A History of Aviation in Latin America

  • Author: Dan Hagedorn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780813035093
  • Category: History
  • Page: 587
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Heralded by Brazilians as the 'Father of Flight', Alberto Santos-Dumont made the first of several spectacular flights in his lighter-than-air dirigible in France in 1901, two years before the Wright brothers' first fixed-wing flight in North Carolina. This illustrated book tells their story.

Conquistador of the Useless

Conquistador of the Useless

  • Author: Joshua Isard
  • Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
  • ISBN: 1935955543
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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Average suburban middle manager Nathan's life starts to unravel around him as his wife goes baby crazy, his friend wants to climb Everest, and he lends a copy of "Cat's Cradle" to a local teenage girl.

Conquistadors of the Useless

Conquistadors of the Useless

  • Author: Lionel Terray
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • ISBN: 1680510843
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 372
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"If my library was to somehow catch fire and I could only save one book, the long out of print Conquistadors of the Useless, by Lionel Terray, would be it." -- Explore magazine "The finest mountaineering narrative ever written." -- David Roberts, author of Mountain of My Fear * One of National Geographic Adventure's "100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time" * The story of ground-breaking climbs told with insight and wit * A mountaineering classic brought back into print Frenchman Lionel Terray is one of mountaineering history's greatest alpinists, and his autobiography, Conquistadors of the Useless, stands among the "100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time", according to National Geographic Adventure magazine. Following World War II, when France desperately needed successes to heal its wounds, Terray emerged as a national hero, conquering summits atop the planet's highest mountains. This biography of Lionel Terry is filled with first-time feats and acts of bravery in the face of unspeakable odds. He climbed with legends such as Maurice Herzog, Gaston Rebuffat, and Louis Lachenal. He made first ascents in the Alps, Alaska, the Andes, and the Himalaya. Terray's gripping story captures the energy of an optimistic world shaking off the restraints of war and austerity. It's a mountaineering classic.

Indian Conquistadors

Indian Conquistadors

Indigenous Allies in the Conquest of Mesoamerica

  • Author: Laura Matthew,Laura E. Matthew,Michel R. Oudijk
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806138541
  • Category: History
  • Page: 349
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The conquest of the New World would hardly have been possible if the invading Spaniards had not allied themselves with the indigenous population. Indian Conquistadors examines the role of native peoples as active agents in the Conquest and the overwhelming importance of native allies in both conquest and colonial control.

River of Darkness

River of Darkness

Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon

  • Author: Buddy Levy
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0553807501
  • Category: History
  • Page: 324
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Chronicles the efforts of conquistador Francisco Orellana, a lieutenant of Gonzalo Pizarro, to locate the fabled El Dorado, tracing how Orellana became the first European to discover and navigate the Amazon.

Conquistador

Conquistador

  • Author: S. M. Stirling
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101043936
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 608
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“In this luscious alternative universe, sidekicks quote the Lone Ranger and Right inevitably triumphs with panache. What more could adventure-loving readers ask for?”—Publishers Weekly Oakland, 1946. Ex-soldier John Rolfe, newly back from the Pacific, has made a fabulous discovery: A portal to an alternate America where Europeans have never set foot—and the only other humans in sight are a band of very curious Indians. Able to return at will to the modern world, Rolfe summons the only people with whom he is willing to share his discovery: his war buddies. And tells them to bring their families... Los Angeles, twenty-first century. Fish and Game warden Tom Christiansen is involved in the bust of a smuggling operation. What he turns up is something he never anticipated: a photo of authentic Aztec priests decked out in Grateful Dead T-shirts, and a live condor from a gene pool that doesn’t correspond to any known in captivity or the wild. It is a find that will lead him to a woman named Adrienne Rolfe—and a secret that’s been hidden for sixty years…

Conquistadors

Conquistadors

  • Author: Michael Wood
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448141508
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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The Spanish conquest of the Americas in the 16th century was one of the most important and cataclysmic events in history. Spanish expeditions endured incredible hardships in order to open up the lands of the 'New World', and few stories in history can match these for drama and endurance. In Conquistadors, Michael Wood follows in the footsteps of some of the greatest of the Spanish adventurers travelling from the forests of Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, the deserts of North Mexico, the snowpeaks of the Andes and the heights of Machu Picchu. He experiences the epic journeys of Cortes, Pizarro, Orellana and Cabeza de Vaca, and explores the turbulent and terrifying events surrounding the Spanish conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires. Wood brings these stories to vivid life, highlighting both the heroic accomplishments and the complex moral legacy of the European invasion. Conquistadors is Michael Wood at his best - thoughtful, provocative and gripping history.

Conquistador Voices

Conquistador Voices

The Spanish Conquest of the Americas As Recounted Largely by the Participants

  • Author: Kevin H. Siepel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780978646622
  • Category: History
  • Page: 340
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A new look at the Spanish Conquest of the Americas, in two volumes. Somewhat in the manner of a TV documentary, the story is told by the conquistadors themselves, with the author supplying background and connecting narrative. Volume I covers the expeditions of Columbus and Cortes."

The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Matthew Restall,Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0195392299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 125
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With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed the course of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements. This Very Short Introduction deploys the latest scholarship to shatter and replace the traditional narrative. Chapters explore New World civilizations prior to the invasions, the genesis of conquistador culture on both sides of the Atlantic, the roles black Africans and Native Americans played and the consequences of the invasions. The book reveals who the conquistadors were and what made their adventures possible. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Maya Conquistador

Maya Conquistador

  • Author: Matthew Restall
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 9780807055076
  • Category: History
  • Page: 254
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Details the conquest of Yucatan by the Mayas, not the Spaniards, through original Maya texts written from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries

Came Men on Horses

Came Men on Horses

The Conquistador Expeditions of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and Don Juan de Oñate

  • Author: Stan Hoig
  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado
  • ISBN: 1607322064
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Guided by myths of golden cities and worldly rewards, policy makers, conquistador leaders, and expeditionary aspirants alike came to the new world in the sixteenth century and left it a changed land. Came Men on Horses follows two conquistadors--Francisco Vázquez de Coronado and Don Juan de Oñate--on their journey across the southwest. Driven by their search for gold and silver, both Coronado and Oñate committed atrocious acts of violence against the Native Americans, and fell out of favor with the Spanish monarchy. Examining the legacy of these two conquistadors Hoig attempts to balance their brutal acts and selfish motivations with the historical significance and personal sacrifice of their expeditions. Rich human details and superb story-telling make Came Men on Horses a captivating narrative scholars and general readers alike will appreciate.

Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky

Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky

Myths of Mexico

  • Author: David Bowles
  • Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
  • ISBN: 1941026737
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Spanish Conquistadors and the Imperial Catholic Church—through murder and fire?tried to erase from history the creation stories of the Aztecs and other Mexican peoples. But bits and pieces survived. Through long research and imagination, David Bowles has woven together a remarkable tapestry of the whole, from the beginnings of the world to when Cortes first stepped onto the Continent.

Conquistador Voices

Conquistador Voices

The Spanish Conquest of the Americas As Recounted Largely by the Participants

  • Author: Kevin H. Siepel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780978646639
  • Category: History
  • Page: 428
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A new look at the Spanish Conquest of the Americas, in two volumes. Somewhat in the manner of a TV documentary, the story is told by the conquistadors themselves, with the author supplying background and connecting narrative. Volume II covers the expeditions of Pizarro, Cabeza de Vaca, and Soto.

Island in the Sea of Time

Island in the Sea of Time

  • Author: S. M. Stirling
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101127919
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 608
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“Utterly engaging...a page-turner that is certain to win the author legions of new readers and fans.”—George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones It's spring on Nantucket and everything is perfectly normal, until a sudden storm blankets the entire island. When the weather clears, the island's inhabitants find that they are no longer in the late twentieth century...but have been transported instead to the Bronze Age! Now they must learn to survive with suspicious, warlike peoples they can barely understand and deal with impending disaster, in the shape of a would-be conqueror from their own time.

Conquistadors

Conquistadors

The Lives and Legacies of Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro

  • Author: Charles River Editors
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781978293137
  • Category:
  • Page: 138
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*Includes Cortes's letter to King Charles V describing Tenochtitlan and the Aztec Empire. *Includes descriptions of both the Aztec and Inca Empires. *Includes pictures of the Conquistadors and important people and places in their lives. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. "Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for within its precincts, surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for a town of five hundred families." - Hern�n Cort�s "Friends and comrades! On that side [south] are toil, hunger, nakedness, the drenching storm, desertion, and death; on this side ease and pleasure. There lies Peru with its riches; here, Panama and its poverty. Choose, each man, what best becomes a brave Castilian. For my part, I go to the south." - Francisco Pizarro During the Age of Exploration, some of the most famous and infamous individuals were Spain's best known conquistadors. Naturally, as the best known conquistador, Hern�n Cort�s (1485-1547) is also the most controversial. Like Christopher Columbus before him, Cort�s was lionized for his successes for centuries without questioning his tactics or motives, while indigenous views of the man have been overwhelmingly negative for the consequences his conquests had on the Aztecs and other natives in the region. Just about the only thing everyone agrees upon is that Cort�s had a profound impact on the history of North America. Of course, the lionization and demonization of Cort�s often take place without fully analyzing the man himself, especially because there are almost no contemporaneous sources that explain what his thinking and motivation was. If anything, Cort�s seemed to have been less concerned with posterity or the effects of the Spanish conquest on the natives than he was on relations with the Mother Country itself. Of the few things that are known about Cort�s, it appears that he was both extremely ambitious and fully cognizant of politics and political intrigue, even in a New World thousands of miles west of Spain itself. Cort�s spent much of his time in Mexico and the New World defending himself against other Spanish officials in the region, as well as trying to portray and position himself in a favorable light back home. If Columbus and Cort�s were the pioneers of Spain's new global empire, Pizarro consolidated its immense power and riches, and his successes inspired a further generation to expand Spain's dominions to unheard of dimensions. Furthermore, he participated in the forging of a new culture: like Cort�s, he took an indigenous mistress with whom he had two mixed-race children, and yet the woman has none of the lasting fame of Cort�s's Do�a Marina. With all of this in mind, it is again remarkable that Pizarro remains one of the less well-known and less written about of the explorers of his age. On the other hand, there are certain factors that may account for the conqueror of Peru's relative lack of lasting glory. For one, he was a latecomer in more than one sense. Cort�s's reputation was built on being the first to overthrow a great empire, so Pizarro's similar feat, even if it bore even greater fruit in the long run, would always be overshadowed by his predecessor's precedent. But Pizarro also lacked the youthful glamour of Cort�s: already a wizened veteran in his 50s by the time he undertook his momentous expedition, he proceeded with the gritty determination of a hardened soldier rather than the audacity and cunning of a young courtier. Conquistadors looks at the lives of the two distant relatives, the empires they conquered, and their legacies. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Cortes and Pizarro like you never have before.

Teresa of the New World

Teresa of the New World

  • Author: Sharman Apt Russell
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1631580523
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 192
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From the bestselling author of An Obsession with Butterflies comes a magical story of America in the time of the conquistadors. In 1528, the real-life conquistador Cabeza de Vaca shipwrecked in the New World where he lived for eight years as a slave, trader, and shaman. In this lyrical weaving of history and myth, the adventurer takes his young daughter Teresa from her home in Texas to walk westward into the setting sun, their travels accompanied by miracles--visions and prophecies. But when Teresa reaches the outposts of New Spain, life is not what her father had promised. As a kitchen servant in the household of a Spanish official, Teresa grows up estranged from the magic she knew as a child, when she could speak to the earth and listen to animals. When a new epidemic of measles devastates the area, the sixteen-year-old sets off on her own journey, befriending a Mayan were-jaguar who cannot control his shape-shifting and a warhorse abandoned by his Spanish owner. Now Teresa moves through a land stalked by Plague: smallpox as well as measles, typhus, and scarlet fever. Soon it becomes clear that Teresa and her friends are being manipulated and driven by forces they do not understand. To save herself and others, Teresa will find herself listening again to the earth, sinking underground, swimming through limestone and fossil, opening to the power of root and stone. As she searches for her place in the New World, she will travel farther and deeper than she had ever imagined. Rich in historical detail and scope, Teresa of the New World takes you into the dreamscape of the sixteenth-century American Southwest. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Daughters of the Conquistadores

Daughters of the Conquistadores

Women of the Viceroyalty of Peru

  • Author: Luis Martín
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 354
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Describes the lives of Spanish women who joined the early Spanish settlers in Peru and compares colonial life and customs with those they experienced in Spain.

The Conquistadores and Crypto-Jews of Monterrey

The Conquistadores and Crypto-Jews of Monterrey

  • Author: David T. Raphael
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Jews
  • Page: 296
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Among the cities in Mexico, Monterrey has a mystique all its own marked by the enduring "Jewish question" regarding its founding in 1596. The historian, Vito Alessio Robles, made the statement that "all the citizens of Monterrey are descended from Jews." Includes chapters on early prominent founders and families, Alberto del Canto, Luis de Carvajal, Gaspar Castaño de Sosa, Diego de Montemayor, Founder of Monterrey, The Garzas of Lepe and Monterrey, Francisco Báez de Benavides and the Martínez of Marin. This book reviews the evidence.--From distributor information.

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things

A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

  • Author: Raj Patel,Jason W. Moore
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520966376
  • Category: History
  • Page: 284
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Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding—and reclaiming—the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.

Conquistador

Conquistador

Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs

  • Author: Buddy Levy
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0553384716
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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In 1519, Hernâan Cortâes arrived on the shores of Mexico with a roughshod crew of adventurers and the intent to expand the Spanish empire. Along the way, this brash and roguish conquistador schemed to convert the native inhabitants to Catholicism and carry off a fortune in gold. In Tenochtitlâan, the City of Dreams, Cortâes met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, ruler of a complex and sophisticated civilization with fifteen million people, and commander of the most powerful military machine in the Americas. Yet in less than two years, Cortâes defeated the entire Aztec nation in one of the most astonishing military campaigns ever waged. Sometimes outnumbered thousands-to-one, Cortâes repeatedly beat seemingly impossible odds. Journalist Levy meticulously researches the mix of cunning, courage, brutality, superstition, and finally disease that enabled Cortâes and his men to survive.--From publisher description.