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Book Title: The Last Days of the Incas|
The size of the: 994 KB
Edition: Simon & Schuster
Date of issue: May 29th 2007
ISBN 13: 9780743260497
The author of the book: Kim MacQuarrie
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Kim MacQuarrie lived in Peru for five years and became fascinated by the Incas and the history of the Spanish conquest. Drawing on both native and Spanish chronicles, he vividly describes the dramatic story of the conquest, with all its savagery and suspense. This authoritative, exciting history is among the most powerful and important accounts of the culture of the South American Indians and the Spanish Conquest.
Read information about the authorKim MacQuarrie is an award-winning author, a documentary filmmaker, and an anthropologist. He’s won multiple national Emmy awards for documentary films made in such disparate regions as Siberia, Papua New Guinea, and Peru. MacQuarrie is the author of four books on Peru and lived in that country for five years, exploring many of its hidden regions. During that time, MacQuarrie lived with a recently-contacted tribe of indigenous Amazonians, called the Yora. It was MacQuarrie’s experience filming a nearby group of indigenous people, whose ancestors still remembered their contacts with the Inca Empire, that ultimately led him to investigate and then to write his book, "The Last Days of the Incas". The book was selected as a "notable book" by the Kiriyama Prize Committee in 2008 and as an "Outstanding Title" by CHOICE (Current Reviews for Academic Libraries). It is currently being made into a 13-part dramatic series by the FX Channel has been published in eight languages.
MacQuarrie's latest book, "Life and Death in the Andes: On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes, and Revolutionaries," is due out on Dec 1, 2015 with Simon & Schuster. In his latest book, the author travels from Colombia 4,500 miles down the length of the Andes to the tip of Patagonia while investigating such disparate characters as Pablo Escobar, Che Guevara, Charles Darwin, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Thor Heyerdahl (of Kon Tiki fame), and even an Incan "Ice Maiden," sacrificed more than 500 years ago on top of a 20,000 foot volcano, but still perfectly preserved.
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