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The last days of the Incas

Author: Kim MacQuarrie
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2007.
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In 1532, the fifty-four year old Spanish conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru. Unbeknownst to the Spaniards, the Inca rulers of Peru had just fought a bloody civil war in which the emperor Atahualpa had defeated his brother Huascar. Pizarro and his men soon clashed with Atahualpa and a huge force of Inca warriors at the Battle of Cajamarca.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MacQuarrie, Kim.
Last days of the Incas.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007
(OCoLC)608375304
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kim MacQuarrie
ISBN: 9780743260497 074326049X
OCLC Number: 77767591
Description: xv, 522 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chronology of events --
Preface --
1. The discovery --
2. A few hundred well-armed entrepreneurs --
3. Supernova of the Andes --
4. When empires collide --
5. A roomful of gold --
6. Requiem for a king --
7. The puppet king --
8. Prelude to a rebellion --
9. The great rebellion --
10. Death in the Andes --
11. The return of the one-eyed conqueror --
12. In the realm of the Antis --
13. Vilcabamba : guerrilla capital of the world --
14. The last of the Pizarros --
15. The Incas' last stand --
16. The search for the "lost city" of the Incas --
17. Vilcabamba rediscovered --
Epilogue : Machu Picchu, Vilcabamba, and the search for the lost cities of the Andes --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Kim MacQuarrie.
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From Emmy(-winning documentary filmmaker and author MacQuarrie comes a landmark history of the epic conquest of the mighty Inca Empire, and the decades-long insurgency the Incas waged against the  Read more...

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This was one of the best books I've read in a long time. Great, epic story rendered so real

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