BROTHERS OF DOOM: The Pizarros of Peru by Hoffmen Birney

BROTHERS OF DOOM: The Pizarros of Peru

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A colorful story of shabby heroes in the dark chapters of exploration, this quadruple biography in the stories of Hernando, Francisco, Gonzalo and Juan, conquistadores, destroyers, eminently products of their times. Francisco holds the center of the stage as Peru's conqueror, with Gonzalo picking up the reins where he dropped them. It is a tale of physical courage, honor of its kind, ruthlessness, and the miracle of the Spanish domination of a civilization, a culture and a people. Birney exploits the story for all the drama possible -- it makes good reading.

Pub Date: April 24th, 1942
Publisher: Putnam