Description:Good with no dust jacket; Boards have some soilings and rubbing....Good with no dust jacket; Boards have some soilings and rubbing. Spine lettering rubbed. About 1/4 pages have pencil check marks over words. PO name penciled. No map. 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Description:Very good. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA, 1934. 1st Edition,...Very good. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA, 1934. 1st Edition, Later Printing, VG, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 114pgs. Spine cloth top page ends darkened, 1/8" x 1/4" front endpaper chip at hinges, o.w. clean, tight & bright. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Text in Fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Description:Later. Good hardcover. Pages brown and inside covers. Corners...Later. Good hardcover. Pages brown and inside covers. Corners very lightly rubbed and bent. Edges of spine rubbed and bumped.
Description:Very Good in Good dust jacket. Pulitzer Prize winner. Second...Very Good in Good dust jacket. Pulitzer Prize winner. Second impression. Very good in a good (age darkened and edge worn with a few small chips) dust jacket.
Description:Few faint pencil annotations, otherwise a very good, clean,...Few faint pencil annotations, otherwise a very good, clean, tight copy in Fair Dust Jacket. Red cloth hardcover, 8vo. 114 pages with fold-out map, "Route of the Conquistadors" at rear.
Description:Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. American...Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. American poet and public official, b. Glencoe, Ill., grad. Yale, 1915, LL. B Harvard, 1919. He practiced law for only three years and during the 1920s lived mostly in France. There he produced several volumes of verse, including The Pot of Earth (1925) and The Hamlet of A. MacLeish (1928). Conquistador (1932; Pulitzer Prize) is a narrative poem about the conquest of Mexico. MacLeish returned to the United States in the 1930s; the volume of poetry Frescoes for Mr. Rockefeller's City (1933) and the verse play for radio The Fall of the City (1937) reveal his deepening concern with the rise of Fascism in the world. He was librarian of Congress (1939-44) and undersecretary of State (1944-45). From 1949 to 1962 he was Boylston professor of rhetoric at Harvard. Among his later works are the verse drama J. B. (1958; Pulitzer Prize), a retelling of the story of Job in a modern setting; volumes of poetry including Collected Poems 1917-1952 (1952; Pulitzer Prize), The Wild Wicked Old Man (1968), The Human Season (1972), and Collected Poems, 1917-1982 (1985); a volume of prose, Riders on the Earth (1978), and a play, Scratch (1971), based on Stephen Vincent Benét's short story The Devil and Daniel Webster.
This book is a poem based on the account of Bernal Diaz Del Castillo--a Spanish soldier who accompanied Cortez during his conquest of Mexico. This is a very dramatic poem that follows this soldier's account of the adventure. However, unless the reader is knowledgeable about the conquest of Mexico and the sequence of events that took place during this conquest--this poem will seem quite empty and meaningless.
It is imperative that an historical account of the conquest be studied carefully before reading this very dramatic poetic rendering of Bernal Diaz' account. Penguin books offers the Diaz account of the Cortez expedition. Read this first!
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