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Armies of the Sixteenth Century: The Armies of the Aztec and Inca Empires, Other Native Peoples of the Americas, and the Conquistadores 1450-1608 (Armies of the Sixteenth Century)
by Ian Heath
Hardcover from Foundry Books

Conquistadores (Men at Arms, 101)
Conquistadores (Men at Arms, 101)
by Terence Wise
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co
The Conquistador: 1492-1550 (Warrior, 40)
The Conquistador: 1492-1550 (Warrior Series, 40)
by Adam Hook, Osprey Publishing, John M. D. Pohl
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co
Conquistadores, Piratas, Mercaderes: La Saga De La Plata Espanola
by Ricardo Gonzalez, Carlo M. Cipolla
Paperback from Fondo de Cultura Económica de Argentina

by Michael Wood
"Staggering brutality, heroism and endurance, and immeasurable greed", is the stuff of this 16th-century saga of the cultured Aztecs and Incas in their tribulation with the barbarous Spanish, as told by Michael Wood. He affirms these adventures were "Less of a journey more of a miracle", and certainly the Conquistadors battling through unexplored forests, paddling uncharted rivers, succumbing to altitude and starvation, and perpetrating torture and murder in the search for El Dorado is supernormal if not supernatural. Not satisfied by early finds of gold, these acquisitive prototype guerrillas drove ever on in their determination and desire for more, always at the cost of lives, even including their own relatives. 

Complementary to the recent television series in which Michael Wood travelled the routes taken through South and Central America by Cortes, Francisco and Gonzalo Pizzaro, and Amazon journey of Orellana, his concise visualisation and description of the destructive schemes, actions and violence of the Conquistadors, the suffering of their bearers, the impact of smallpox and the breathtakingly beautiful terrain of the Peruvian landscape... --Lyn Took -

Retracing the path of the conquistadors from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heights of Machu Picchu, the author describes the dramatic events that accompanied the epic 16th century Spanish conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires.
Hardcover - 288 pages
University of California Press; ISBN: 052023064

by Michael Wood
Paperback from University of California Press

Cortes and Montezuma
by Maurice Collis

Conquest : Montezuma, Cortes, and the Fall of Old Mexico
by Hugh Thomas
Paperback Reprint edition (April )
Touchstone Books; ISBN: 0671511041

The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico 1517-1521
by Bernal Diaz Del Castillo, et al

Daughters of the Conquistadores: Women of the Viceroyalty of Peru
by Luis Martin
Paperback from Southern Methodist Univ Pr

The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico 1517-1521
 by Bernal Diaz Del Castillo, Hugh Thomas (Introduction)
Paperback - 478 pages (April )
Da Capo Pr; ISBN: 0306806975

Five Letters/1519-1526
by Hernando Cortes, et al
(Paperback - September 1991)

Francisco Pizarro and His Brothers : The Illusion of Power in Sixteenth-Century Peru
by Rafael Varon Gabai, et al

Francisco Pizarro (Famous Explorers)
by Jeff Donaldson-Forbes
(Library Binding)

Francisco Pizarro and the Conquest of the Inca (Explorers of New Worlds)
by Gina Deangelis
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Library Binding - 64 pages (November )
Chelsea House Pub (Library); ISBN: 0791059510

The Gold of Quivira : A Story of Spanish Conquistadores on the Great Plains
The Gold of Quivira : A Story of Spanish Conquistadores on the Great Plains
by Anthony J Ph. D. Barak
Book Description: Shortly after the sacking of Mexico by the Spaniards, the leaders of New Spain heard many rumors of the riches existing in the vast area north of Mexico. In both 1540 and 1599, the viceroy of Mexico formed very large armies to march to the north and find and loot the wealth from areas reputed to being very rich. Francisco Coronado headed the first expedition, but in Cibola and Quivira found the Indians to be very poor and living in skin lodges. Coronado returned to Mexico in great disgrace.

Despite the Coronado failures, the Spanish leaders still believed that Quivira possessed rich gold mines. They commissioned Juan de Onaté to lead another expensive expedition to investigate the area. Upon reaching Quivira, Onaté met the same fate as Coronado. He found no gold and had to retreat in ignominious defeat. In spite of the failings of Onaté, the men of his expedition had a great interplay with the Indians of Quivira. On one occasion, they helped defend the Pawnee Indians from the Comanche tribe.

So great was the Spaniard quest for gold, that 180 years after Coronado, the Spaniards under Don Pedro de Villasur again invaded Quivira. At this late date under the influence of the French, the Oto and Pawnee attacked the Spaniards along the Platte River and decimated their army. This defeat then spelled the end of the Spanish power on the Great Plains.
Paperback from Writers Club Press

The Indian Chronicles
by Jose Barreiro
An historical novel on the early history of Spanish conquest in the Caribbean.
(Hardcover - September 1993)

The Last Inca Atahualpa : An Eyewitness Account of the Conquest of Peru in 1535
by Ruth Norman, Charles Spaegel
Hardcover (March 1993)
Unarius Pubns; ISBN: 093509718X

Letters from Mexico
by Hernan Cortes, et al
(Paperback - January 1987)

History of the Conquest of Mexico & History of the Conquest of Peru
by William Hickling Prescott
Written by one of the great epic historians of the Americas, and here available in one volume, these two works represent both a triumph over personal adversity (the author's blindness) and an unsparing saga of religious imperialism, of Cortes's and Pizarro's brutal victories over the Aztec and Incan nations, and of the establishment of the Spanish empire over the ruins of their once-mighty civilizations. The Publisher
Paperback - 1330 pages Reprint edition (November )
Cooper Square Press; ISBN: 0815410042

History of the Conquest of Mexico (Modern Library Classics)
by William Hickling Prescott 

Pizarro, Orellana, and the Exploration of the Amazon (World Explorers)
by Brendon Bernhard, et al
(Library Binding - December 1991)

A Short Account of the Destruction of the West Indies
by Bartolome De Las Casas, et al
In 1542, after years of witnessing Indian suffering and slavery, Bartolome de Las Casas wrote this indictment against European exploitation and mistreatment of the native peoples of the New World. The document was dedicated to Prince Philip of Spain and appeared in published form in 1552. It carries all the urgency of a moment in history when it still seemed possible to reverse the tide. Ingram.
Paperback: 143 pages
Penguin USA; ISBN: 0140445625; 1 edition (September 8, )

Travels of Francisco Pizarro (Explorers and Exploration)
by Lara Rice Bergen, Patrick O'Brien (Illustrator)
(Library Binding)

Voice of the Vanquished : The Story of the Slave Marina and Hernan Cortes
by Helen Heightsman Gordon
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Who's Who of the Conquistadors
by Hugh Thomas
Hardcover - 464 pages (October 1, )
Cassell Academic; ISBN: 0304353280

Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America
by John Charles Chasteen
Hardcover - 320 pages (November )
W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393050483
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The Gift of Estevan: Black Comrade of Conquistadors
by Richard E. Harris
Historical Fiction
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The Conquistadors : First-Person Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico
by Patricia De Fuentes
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