In an astonishing work of scholarship that reads like an adventure
thriller, historian Buddy Levy records the last days of the Aztec empire
and the two men at the center of an epic clash of cultures.
was a moment unique in human history, the face-to-face meeting between
two men from civilizations a world apart. In 1519, Hernán Cortés 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, Cortés met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king,
divinity, and commander of the most powerful military in the Americas.
Yet in less than two years, Cortés 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. Download and start listening now!