Bolívar: American Liberator

Bolívar: American LiberatorIt is astonishing that Simon Bol var, the great Liberator of South America, is not better known in the United States He freed six countries from Spanish rule, traveled than 75,000 miles on horseback to do so, and became the greatest figure in Latin American history His life is epic, heroic, s

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The Massacre at El Mozote

The Massacre at El MozoteIn December 1981 soldiers of the Salvadoran Army s select, American trained Atlacatl Battalion entered the village of El Mozote, where they murdered hundreds of men, women, and children, often by decapitation Although reports of the massacre and photographs of its victims appeared in the Unit

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The Conquest of New Spain

The Conquest of New SpainVivid and absorbing, this is a first person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history the overthrow of Montezuma s Aztec empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers Bernal D az del Castillo, himself a soldier under Cortes, presents a fascinatingly detai




Haiti: The Aftershocks of History

Haiti: The Aftershocks of HistoryA passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country s devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history n nEven before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption.

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Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Seven Myths of the Spanish ConquestHere is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cort s, and Pi

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