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Hernan Cortes Adventurous explorer or ruthless imperialist? In 1519, Spanish conquistador Hern?n Cort's led a daring expedition to the heart of the Aztec Empire, in what is now central and southern Mexico. Within two years, this highly advanced civilization had fallen to the might of Cort?s? Spanish conquerors, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of Aztecs. This e Hernan Cortes Adventurous explorer or ruthless imperialist? In 1519, Spanish conquistador Hern?n Cort's led a daring expedition to the heart of the Aztec Empire, in what is now central and southern Mexico. Within two years, this highly advanced civilization had fallen to the might of Cort?s? Spanish conquerors, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of Aztecs. This engaging title, presented in a lively gr... Full description


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Hernan Cortes Adventurous explorer or ruthless imperialist? In 1519, Spanish conquistador Hern?n Cort's led a daring expedition to the heart of the Aztec Empire, in what is now central and southern Mexico. Within two years, this highly advanced civilization had fallen to the might of Cort?s? Spanish conquerors, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of Aztecs. This e Hernan Cortes Adventurous explorer or ruthless imperialist? In 1519, Spanish conquistador Hern?n Cort's led a daring expedition to the heart of the Aztec Empire, in what is now central and southern Mexico. Within two years, this highly advanced civilization had fallen to the might of Cort?s? Spanish conquerors, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of Aztecs. This engaging title, presented in a lively gr... Full description

33 review for Hernan Cortes: The Life of a Spanish Conquistador (Graphic Non-fiction)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Helen

    This is a basic recounting of the conquest of Mexico by the Spanish conquistador Cortes told in graphic novel form. I found it interesting - similar to viewing of a storyboard of a film. Cortes was certainly a ruthless money-hungry conqueror but we also find out he had astute leadership skills. I enjoyed the character of the female conquistadora Maria de Estrada - ready to confront any man who might bother her, as fierce as the male conquistadors. Whether or not she really existed on Cortes' exp This is a basic recounting of the conquest of Mexico by the Spanish conquistador Cortes told in graphic novel form. I found it interesting - similar to viewing of a storyboard of a film. Cortes was certainly a ruthless money-hungry conqueror but we also find out he had astute leadership skills. I enjoyed the character of the female conquistadora Maria de Estrada - ready to confront any man who might bother her, as fierce as the male conquistadors. Whether or not she really existed on Cortes' expedition, at least an example of a fighting woman was included in the narrative. I would recommend the book to adults or teens. It has a good balance of heroism and cynicism. The afterword - describing what happened to Cortes in later life - was also important. He was relieved of his leadership post in New Spain, then lost a large part of his fortune, and finally died in a shipwreck taking part in a Spanish expedition against Algiers.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Duane

    If your interested in this subject matter, then this is a good book for you. Done in a graphic novel writing style, this book will appeal to non readers of any age.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Elle Kay

    Cortes was quite a controversial gold digger in his day. Brutal and greedy. This graphic depiction is simple and to the point. Informative and succinct. It would be a great book to use in schools.

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    Alberto Martín de Hijas

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