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Continue the journey through the history, adventure, tension, and dangers faced by the Conquistadors, led by Hernan Cortes - the Alexander of the Americas - as they continue their epic tale of conquest against the Mexican Empire.

After Cortes' expulsion from the Mexican capital on the much-lamented Night of Sorrows, the Conquistadors are reeling and their alliances crumbling.

Hernan Cortes, unbowed and undaunted, refuses to give up the fight and determines to stay the course of the war against the Aztecs, and his own countrymen, to its bitter conclusion.

The Aztecs themselves, flushed with their recent victory and completely rejuvenated under the new Emperor, specially selected to wipe the Spaniards from the face of the earth, make preparations for the ultimate battles to come.

This memoir is an autobiographical account of the events as eye-witnessed by Bernal Diaz - a Conquistador on that journey. The young man from Spain desperately hoped to carve out a life of riches for himself in the new world and instead found himself on an epic journey of conquest, while desperately fighting to stay alive, in previously unknown and unimagined lands.

This is a true tale written in his own hand and translated into English. It is a gripping account of the events from the soldiers' viewpoint as each day becomes a battle for survival against incredible odds and could easily be mistaken for a work of fiction. Each chapter is rich with jaw-dropping details of the journey into that world. A journey that has long since been forgotten and can now be rediscovered.

Public Domain (P)2020 David Prickett

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