RIVERS OF GOLD, The Rise of the Spanish Empire, From Columbus to Magellan
SPAIN & PORTUGAL
Author: Hugh Thomas
The latest work from the noted English historian, expert in Spaniah history, and author of Conquest: Montezuma, CortÚs and the Fall of Old Mexico. This is a fresh and fascinating account of Spain's early conquests in the America's with all the elements of great historical literture:amazing discoveries, ambition, greed, religious fanticism,court intrigue, and a battle for the soul of mankind. This is Spain at the dawn of the sixteenth century with great men and women, a story brilliantly told with many profound-often disturbing-echoes in the present. Illustrated with maps and prints, some color. New York, N.Y. 2004 Random House, 2nd Pr. 696 Pgs.,6&1/4 x 9&1/23, HB.