Villa and Zapata

Villa and Zapata

A History of the Mexican Revolution

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Grand Central Pub
A stirring, authoritative account of the Mexican Revolution, told through the lives of its infamous rebel-outlaws: Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata

Villa and Zapata vividly chronicles the decade of bloody events that followed the eruption of the Mexican Revolution in 1910 and made legends of the rebels Francisco "Pancho" Villa and Emiliano Zapata. Mexico's was the first massive social revolution of the twentieth century, visiting economic, cultural, and racial strife on a country already exploited by oppressive officials and crippled by poverty, but also offering hope to its people. The ruthless Villa and his army of ex-cowboys in the north and Zapata, recruiting his infantry from the sugar plantations of the south, successfully waged a devastating war on two fronts and brought down a string of autocrats in Mexico City. But the two men failed to make common cause and ultimately fell victim to intrigues more treacherous than their own.



Baker & Taylor
A history of the Mexican Revolution from the perspective of two of its leaders--Francisco "Pancho" Villa and Emiliano Zapata--traces the events of the conflict and the roles of its leaders.

Perseus Publishing
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, yetdespite their triumph and only meeting, in 1914, in the Mexican capitalfailed 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


Baker
& Taylor

A fascinating history of the Mexican Revolution from the perspective of two of its legendary leaders--Francisco "Pancho" Villa and Emiliano Zapata--traces the events of the conflict, the roles of its leaders, and the influence of corrupt Mexican officials, the U.S. government, American oil interests, German secret agents, and other players. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2002
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9780786710881
0786710888
Characteristics: 459 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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