THE DISCOVERY AND CONQUEST OF MEXICO by Bernal Diaz del Castillo

THE DISCOVERY AND CONQUEST OF MEXICO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The A. P. Maudslay translation of the Spanish historical classic was first published in England in 1928 and is now made available to the United States. Born in 1492, Diaz went to the new world as a young man and served in several expeditionary forces. Among them was Cortez' conquest of Mexico and the bulk of his book is a lively personal account of the years immediately following Cortez' entry in 1519. Diaz wrote his book as an old man after he had become governor of Santiago de Guatemala and as a recall of one of history's high points, made by an active searching mind, it is extremely readable. Familiar characters- Cortez, Montezuma, Dona Marina- and the plots and counterplots engendered by their desires and treacheries, come to life. If this account lacks a sympathy

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy