Those of you who know me, know that I tend to rave about C-Span Book TV. In my opinion, it's the best programming on the tube.
This Saturday, September 8th at 9:00 AM/EST Kim MacQuarrie, author of THE LAST DAYS OF THE INCAS, recounts the Spanish conquest of the Inca empire beginning with the landing of Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and his army of 167 men in 1532. The Spanish were outnumbered 200 to 1 yet were able to seize the Inca capital, Cuzco and dispose the Inca ruler within a year of arrival. The Incas were forced into the Amazon and a 36-year guerrilla war with the Spanish ensued. The author relays the last days of the Inca empire and examines the excavation of Inca artifacts. Kim MacQuarrie discusses his book at Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, Colorado.
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