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Hernando Cortes: Conquistador and Empire Builder

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Hernando Cortes was many things: warrior, explorer, and cold-blooded tyrant to name but a few. His ambitions knew no limits and he lived to change the face of Mexico forever. Kids will learn the amazing story of the conquests of Cortes and the storied legacy he left behind.

Table of Contents

  • One Reed, The Year of the God
  • The Historic Meeting
  • War and Conquest
  • The Cortes Legacy
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index




  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 5
  • Guided Reading Level: V
  • ATOS Reading Level: 5.8
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 75841
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

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Author: R. Conrad Stein

R. Conrad Stein was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. At age 18, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served for three years. Later he attended the University of Illinois, where he graduated with a degree in history. He is now a full-time writer of material for young readers and has published more than 100 books. The study of history has always been Mr. Stein's hobby. The author lives in Chicago with his wife (children's book author Deborah Kent) and their daughter, Janna.


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