CONQUISTADORS IN NORTH AMERICA by Paul Horgan

CONQUISTADORS IN NORTH AMERICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Horgan's background both as a novelist and a historian places him as an authority of considerable distinction on the region and the period embraced by this work. Its title is definitive but lacks the color of the text which conveys the fire and sword of the two hundred years bracketed by Columbus at the start and Vargas at the close of Spanish conquest. The story opens when Columbus' tiny fleet is straining for contact with the new and unknown land ahead; the section devoted to Cortes and Montezuma is perhaps the most vivid of all; the years which passed as New Spain reached forward; and the final restoration of a measure of honor under Vargas. Young readers of history will find it a reflective account.

Pub Date: Jan. 25th, 1962
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy