Pancho Villa: Rebel of the Mexican Revolution


Provides an introduction to the life and biography of Pancho Villa, the Mexican outlaw who played an important role in the Mexican Revolution of 1910.
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Provides an introduction to the life and biography of Pancho Villa, the Mexican outlaw who played an important role in the Mexican Revolution of 1910.
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The highly controversial but inarguably influential subject of the latest in the "Great Hispanics Fact Finders" series is Pancho Villa, rebel leader, Mexican general, and outlaw. A childhood raised in poverty gave Pancho (born Doroteo) a keen understanding of the difficulties faced by Mexican workers and their families. When his country's president refused to allow a fair election and, instead, jailed his opponent (a man by the name of Madero), Pancho joined the rebellion and became a leader. Eventually, elections were held, and Madero became the president. Nevertheless, just a few short years later, he was assassinated. A civil war began. Pancho gathered as many as 40,000 men to fight under him, but lost several battles. When supplies ran low, his remaining troops entered a New Mexico town to take what they needed. Meeting with resistance, they killed eighteen Americans. Pancho Villa escaped back to Mexico and retired to a ranch given to him by the new president. Several years later, Villa himself met a violent end. Englar has done an amazing job of paring Villa's life down to a concise, brief story. Includes a timeline, a glossary, a bibliography, and details about, where readers can find current links to more information. 2006, Capstone, Ages 8 to 12.
—Heidi Hauser Green
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Mary Englar is a freelance writer and a teacher of English and creative writing. She has a master of fine arts degree in writing from Minnesota State University, and has written more than 30 nonfiction books for children. She continues to read and write about the many different cultures of our world in Minnesota.
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