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Last Days of the Incas

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ISBN-10: 0743260503

ISBN-13: 9780743260503

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kim MacQuarrie

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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. Despite being outnumbered by more than two hundred to one, the Spaniards prevailed -- due largely to their horses, their steel armor and swords, and their tactic of surprise. They captured and imprisoned Atahualpa. Although the Inca emperor paid an enormous ransom in gold, the Spaniards…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 6/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Kim MacQuarrie is a four-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and award-winning author who has lived and worked all over the world. Educated in the US and France, he lived for five years in Peru and spent some of that time living with a recently contacted tribe in the Amazon jungle, only 100 miles from Machu Picchu. He is the author of Adventures in the Andes and The Last Days of the Incas, as well as three illustrated books about Peru. He currently divides his time between the US, Peru, and Thailand. Visit him at

Chronology of Events
The Discovery
A Few Hundred Well-Armed Entrepreneurs
Supernova of the Andes
When Empires Collide
A Roomful of Gold
Requirem for a King
The Puppet King
Prelude to a Rebellion
The Great Rebellion
Death in the Andes
The Return of the One-Eyed Conqueror
In the Realm of the Antis
Vilcabamba: Guerrilla Capital of the World
The Last of the Pizarros
The Incas' Last Stand
The Search for the "Lost City" of the Incas
Vilcabamba Rediscovered
Epilogue: Machu Picchu, Vilcabamba, and the Search for the Lost Cities of the Andes