Kim Macquarrie The Last Days of the Incas

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Kim MacQuarrie lived in Peru for five years and became fascinated by the Incas and the history of the Spanish conquest. Drawing on both native and Spanish chronicles, he vividly describes the dramatic story of the conquest, with all its savagery and suspense. This authoritative, exciting history is among the most powerful and important accounts of the culture of the South American Indians and the Spanish Conquest.

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A Kiriyama Prize "Notable Book" and a History Book Club and Military Book Club selection

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"This is a wonderful book about one of the most epic struggles of history, a conquest that transformed a continent."

--Wade Davis, Anthropologist and Explorer-in-Residence, National GeographicSociety, and author of "One River."....................................................

"A colorful, superbly crafted historical narrative that masterfully demonstrates that when cultures collide, unforeseen and tragic consequences follow...also a memorable adventure story, revealing the modern Indiana Jones-type characters that unearthed, and continue to discover, lost partsof the Inca Empire. "The Last Days of the Incas" is historical writing at its best."

--Broughton Coburn, author of "Everest: Mountain Without Mercy".................................................

"'The Last Days of the Incas'" surprises, delivers history, and reads like a great yarn. I've read yards of books on the Incas, but this one took me out of the classroom and into that long-lost world."

--Keith Bellows, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler................................................

"The story of the European conquest of the fascinating and fabulously rich empire of the Incas is one of history's most engaging and tragic episodes...Thanks to "The Last Days of the Incas," Kim MacQuarrie's superbly written new treatment of the subject, it is now accessible to the much broader audience it deserves."

--Vincent Lee, author of "Forgotten Vilcabamba."

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