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thedrake20 Apr 2016 12:15 p.m. PST

Looking for suggestions on books chronicling the Spanish conquistadores campaigns,conquests,and exploration of the Americas.

Any suggestions welcome.


zippyfusenet Inactive Member20 Apr 2016 7:26 p.m. PST

I've read mostly about the Spanish entradas into what is now the United States.

Duncan's De Soto: A Savage Quest in the Americas is up-to-date on archaeology and a great read:


Cabeza de Vaca's Narrative of the Narvaez Expedition is a first hand account:


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2016 2:07 a.m. PST

The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico by Diaz

EMPERORS LIBRARY Inactive Member21 Apr 2016 2:15 a.m. PST

search on for free versions of many books in various formats

Personal logo Aurochs Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2016 6:35 a.m. PST

Armies of the 16th Century Volume 2 by Ian Heath

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Apr 2016 7:01 a.m. PST


Is pretty good. It covers a lot of the nitty gritty of the campaign, it is fairly balanced and well written.

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