Buddy Levy
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Buddy Levy

Buddy Levy is a writer, educator, public speaker and entertainer. He is a co-star of the hit television series Brad Meltzer's DECODED on HISTORY.

As a writer Levy is the author of, with Erik Weihenmayer, NO BARRIERS: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon (Thomas Dunne Books, 2017); Geronimo: Leadership Strategies of an American Warrior (co-written with Mike Leach--Simon & Schuster, May 6, 2014); River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon (Bantam Dell, 2011). His other books include Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs (Bantam Dell, 2008), which was a finalist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, 2009, and nominated for the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award, 2009, and the PEN Center USA Award 2009; American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett (Putnam, 2005, Berkley Books, 2006); and Echoes On Rimrock: In Pursuit of the Chukar Partridge (Pruett, 1998). His books have been published in six languages.

As a freelance journalist he has covered adventure sports and lifestyle/travel subjects around the world, including several Eco-Challenges and other adventure expeditions in Argentina, Borneo, Europe, Greenland, Morocco, and the Philippines. His magazine articles and essays have appeared in Alaska Airlines Magazine, Backpacker, Big Sky Journal, Couloir, Discover, Hemispheres, High Desert Journal, Poets & Writers, River Teeth, Ski, Trail Runner, Utne Reader, TV Guide, and VIA. His books have been well reviewed in The A.V. Club, The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews, The Washington Times, Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal. He is Clinical Professor of English at Washington State University, and lives in northern Idaho with his wife Camie, and his black Labs Dugan and CJ.

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    • Conquistador

    • Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs
    • By: Buddy Levy
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 388
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388

    It was a moment unique in human history: the face-to-face meeting between two men from civilizations a world apart....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Book

    • By Victor on 02-27-11
    • Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs
    • By: Buddy Levy
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 07-16-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 559 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • River of Darkness

    • Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon
    • By: Buddy Levy
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In 1541, the brutal conquistador Gonzalo Pizarro and his well-born lieutenant Francisco Orellana set off from Quito in search of La Canela, South America's rumored Land of Cinnamon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!

    • By Karen on 02-17-18
    • Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon
    • By: Buddy Levy
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 12-22-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 39 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • No Barriers

    • A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon
    • By: Erik Weihenmayer, Buddy Levy
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham, Bob Woodruff
    • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Than the Kayak Trip

    • By DLLF on 05-31-19

    Regular price: $34.99

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