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Adventures in Mexico: From Vera Cruz to Chihuahua on Horseback during the Mexican War
     

Adventures in Mexico: From Vera Cruz to Chihuahua on Horseback during the Mexican War

by George Ruxton
 

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Considered one of the finest travel accounts of its era, “Adventures in Mexico” describes the equestrian exploits of its famous author, George Ruxton, a young British army officer who rode from the port of Vera Cruz to the fabled walls of Santa Fe, Mexico in 1847. It is a true tale of rough adventure filled with detailed descriptions of Indians, Mexicans,

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Considered one of the finest travel accounts of its era, “Adventures in Mexico” describes the equestrian exploits of its famous author, George Ruxton, a young British army officer who rode from the port of Vera Cruz to the fabled walls of Santa Fe, Mexico in 1847. It is a true tale of rough adventure filled with detailed descriptions of Indians, Mexicans, and Americans. When the English horseman met famed Mexican General Santa Ana, for example, he caustically noted that his host was short, overweight, sported a peg leg, and married to a woman many years his junior. Social commentary aside, the book is packed with adventurous deeds. At times Ruxton exhibits a fearlessness which borders on insanity. He ignores dire warnings, rides through deadly deserts, and dares murderers to attack him. It is a delightful and invigorating tale of a time and place now long gone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590480236
Publisher:
The Long Riders' Guild
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.71(d)

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