44. Hernando was the only son to come form their father's legitimate marriage, Francisco and his rebellious brother Gonzalo were from different illegitimate relationships.
The author divides the book into two parts, the first of which is the most difficult to read. Part I is entitled the 'Dynamics of Conquest' and contains chapters one through five. The opening chapter labeled 'Before the Conquest' is basically the ground work of the "Pizarrista organization,aE(like a conquest company) which Mr. Gabai states was a two fold operation set up by Francisco. One part was entrepreneurship, which were the personal aspects of conquest and the other part that was political. Varon Gabai notes that although two separate ideas both were personal because although as, Varon states, entrepreneurship was a focus, the Pizarro men also enjoyed the feel of political power, some more than others. The above appears to be the main elements of this chapter, but it is hard to tell what else the author is trying to reveal here. In a chapter that is suppose to be "before the conquest,aE it does not seem fitting to talk about the deaths of the brothers, their father and their will