Inspired by Cort+¬s' discovery of gold in Mexico in the early 1500s, Francisco Pizarro decided like many to seek his fortune through expedition. This detailed new book describes the life and travels of Pizarro from his early days as a soldier for Spain to his eventual conquest of Peru. Sensitively written text describes his attack on the Inca capital of Tumbez and his defeat of the last great Inca emperor, Atahuallpa. A detailed map outlines the routes Pizarro and his army followed.
Crabtree Publishing Company
Journeys Through Peru and South America
In the Footsteps of Explorers