5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely Fascinating!!, 1 Jun 2012
When I was about to buy this book, I was afraid that it would not be very precise or impartial, as it was written by a Spanish soldier that took part in the conquest of the Aztec Empire.
However, Bernal Diaz explained that it he himself wrote this book at the age of 70 (yes 70!) because he thought other writers would change the facts and exaggerate in the deeds of the Spanish people!
It's not tiring to read nor annoying and he writes in such a lively way that it seems we are living that dream of the discovery of New Spain !