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Latin America

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Post by Volgadon » Fri July 31st, 2009, 8:51 pm

Sharpe's Devil is about Bolivar's war against the Spanish, but is a lousy novel.

Part of George MacDonald Frazer's Pyrates is set in South America.

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Post by Jack » Sat August 1st, 2009, 8:53 pm

For YA there's a great book called WELL OF SACRIFICE by Chris Eboch that's worth an adult's time as well. Scott O'Dell has a few on the area-KING'S FIFTH, THE CAPTIVE, etc.
There's also a really good book on Cortez and his mistress called THE GOLDEN PRINCESS, by Alexander Baron that dates from the 50's and is both sympathetic to La Malinche and portrrays the incredible difficulty (no matter what your position on the morality) of Cortez' achievement. This is definately NOT for younger readers though.
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