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So Far from God
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So Far from God

By Patrick Marnham

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The dust jacket has very little wear, with the exception of the top spine area. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "The first group of Mexican citizens I saw were stumbling up the slope from the border, trying to keep their feet in the glutinous mud of southern California and hoping to avoid the United States Border Patrol. It was a moonless night and raining heavily. They chose a track which led directly towards the Patrol Supervisor's pick-up. He had been watching them through his night-glasses for some minutes, enjoying the contrast between the warmth of his seat and the weather they were struggling with. He flicked on his headlights and the Mexicans just walked quietly up the beam. There were four of them, men of three generations, from Sinaloa, a state of Mexico 650 miles to the south. They were farm laborers looking for work. They were true wetbacks, soaked to the skin...." - Chapter One from So Far from God

$64.72

History Of The Conquest Of Mexico
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History Of The Conquest Of Mexico

By William H. Prescott

The three books in this set are all in good condition. There is wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards of all three books. The corners are bumped on the cover boards on all three books. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board on all three books. The pages are tanned and yellowed in all three books, but they are all clear of any markings. "As the Conquest of Mexico has occupied the pens of Solis and of Robertson, two of the ablest historians of their respective nations, it might seem that little could remain at the present day to be gleaned by the historical inquirer. But Robertson's narrative is necessarily brief, forming only part of a more extended work; and neither the British, nor the Castilian author, was provided with the important materials for relating this event, which have been since assembled by the industry of Spanish scholars...." - Preface from Volume I of History Of The Conquest Of Mexico: With A Preliminary View Of The Ancient Mexican Civilization And The Life Of The Conqueror Hernando Cortes In Three Volumes

$37.50