Greg from Austin wrote:
The Rise and/or fall of the Mayan Empire - I suggested this once before. Mainly because I'll be visiting Belize soon, and because I don't know much about meso-america. In point of fact, any history show on meso-america would be neat.
I'm reading 1491 right now. It's pretty good but there is a lot of criticism out there and he says things like "supposedly" and "scholars debate this" a lot but it certainly is interesting.
A book recommended by one of his critics on Amazon was The First America: The Spanish Monarchy, Creole Patriots and the Liberal State 1492-1867. I haven't read it but it does seem interesting if incredibly pricey.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/052144 ... r_asin_lnk