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History's Great Showdowns: From Pope Leo vs. Attila the Hun to Cortés vs. Moctezuma


Some of the world's foremost historians - including Morris Bishop, J. Christopher Herold, H. R. Trevor-Roper, and Barbara Tuchman - tell
the stories of the greatest showdowns of all time. Here are the stories of: Richard the Lionheart facing off against the sultan Saladin; Pope
Leo I against Attila the Hun; Spanish Explorer Hernán Cortés vs. Aztec King Moctezuma II; and Emperor Napoleon facing off against Russia's
Alexander I.
Our collection of great historical confrontations ends with the 1904 standoff between President Teddy Roosevelt and Moroccan
desperado Mulay Ahmad al-Raysuni over the kidnapping of an American citizen.

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