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Villa and Zapata: A History of the Mexican Revolution
by Frank McLynn
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786710888, Paperback)
Recounting the decade of bloody events that followed the eruption of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, Villa and Zapata explores the regional, international, cultural, racial, and economic strife that made the rebels Francisco (Pancho) Villa and Emiliano Zapata legends. Throughout this volume drama colludes with history, in a tale of two social outlaws who became legendary national heroes, yet—despite their triumph and only meeting, in 1914, in the Mexican capital—failed to make common cause and ultimately fell victim to intrigues more treacherous than their own. 16 pages of black-and-white photographs bring this gripping narrative to life. "McLynn ... tells it so well ... you can hear the strains of he Mexican patriotic standard ‘Zacatecas' as you read it."—Austin American-Statesman "An admirably clear account of the chaos of revolution, its rivalries and bloody struggles...."—The Spectator "Informative and insightful ... feels less like a history than a great story, as exciting as a Saturday serial Western."—Publishers Weekly
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"At once a history of the revolution in Mexico and a dual biography of the two men who shaped it, Villa and Zapata chronicles a decade of turbulent events that involved not only native rebels and corrupt Mexican politicos but also the U.S. government, American oil interests, "Blackjack" Pershing's troops, and German secret agents. Separately - the ruthless Pancho Villa and his mobile army of ex-cowboys and ranchers in the north and Emiliano Zapata with an infantry recruited from the peons on the sugar plantations in the south - the revolutionaries waged a devastating war on two fronts and successfully brought down a string of autocrats in Mexico City."--BOOK JACKET.
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