Warlords of the Ancient Americas: Central America--First Printing

Tsouras, Peter G.

Published by New York, New York, U.S.A.: Arms & Armour, 1996
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Highly collectible, Bookstore NEW Hardcover in NEW, unclipped Dustjacket; 1996 Arms & Armor 1st Ed,1st Printing in Gift Quality condition. Buy from a dealer who describes book in full; avoid undisclosed surprises. Contact us for a prompt response to any questions, scan request, etc. NOT remainder, x-lib ,BCE. Book is immaculate & unmarked both inside & out—no publisher, seller or remainder marks; no signatures, bookplates, notes, underlining; no soiling; no missing, torn or damaged pages. Pictorial DJ shows NO shelfwear of any kind & is in complimentary clear(removable) Brodart archival jacket. Cloth Coverboards; gilt; titles; pointed corners and endpapers are Flawless. Spine is straight w/ no leaning or “cocking” and unworn w/ no fraying or humping of ends. Pages are immaculate, white, fresh, crisp & tightly bound. Author has written a serious study of battle tactics and weapons of both the Toltec, Mayans, Aztecs and European Conquistadors in central America. Excellent for both the historian of military as well as the historian of cultural and political history of central America through the European conquest. This magnificent book has illustrations on virtually every page and a special section of full page color illustrations. This is a FINE, sharp, tight collector’s copy or “coffee table” gift book. In stock & ships immediately, wrapped professionally & shipped in special protective box by an experienced rare bookseller. PLEASE NOTE; SIZE AND WEIGHT OF VOLUME MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS, DEPENDING ON DESTINATION. PLEASE CONTACT UF FOR DETAILS. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Over thirteen centuries of vivid, spellbinding history are encompassed in this intriguing study of the rulers and warriors of the lands of central America. These are charismatic leaders of nations and armies brought to life by the deep research and entertaining storytelling of Peter Tsouras.
The warlords of central America are, for all their fascinating lives and momentous acts, largely ignored by writers and historians, but here that disappointing record is put right by a range of detailed biographies that entertain as they inform.
Students of the area, historians working in American history and long-term visitors and tourists to the region will gain a much clearer understanding of the background history of these territories and the men who formed and reformed them.

From Booklist: The military leaders of the pre-Columbian empires of the Western Hemisphere included a number of distinguished warriors about which little is known and less is available to the general reader. This book begins filling the gap. Tsouras has distilled, from a wide range of sources, accounts of Smoking Frog, founder of the Mayan Empire, of numerous builders of the rule of the Mexica (known to us as the Aztecs), of Motecuhzoma II Xocoyotl (i.e., Montezuma--a bad ruler, by the way), and of the last king of the Mexica, Cuauhtemoc. Relaying their stories, he sheds much light on many intriguing subjects, among them the legend of Quetzalcoatl (both the name of a god and a title) and Native American military technology (cotton armor, it is revealed, was much tougher than you might think). The lavish illustrations almost equal the text in value, and the whole volume is a valuable reference on a subject on which material is not easy to find. Roland Green

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Title: Warlords of the Ancient Americas: Central ...
Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Arms & Armour
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition

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