Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

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by John Womack
     
 

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Zapata and the Mexican Revolution
John Womack, Jr.

". . . It is certainly the definitive study of Emiliano Zapata, and it places him in his proper context."
—Frank Jellinek, The New York Times Book Review

"A feat of historical writing . . . Womack has an uncanny feeling for the infinitely complex strains of Mexico as a

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Zapata and the Mexican Revolution
John Womack, Jr.

". . . It is certainly the definitive study of Emiliano Zapata, and it places him in his proper context."
—Frank Jellinek, The New York Times Book Review

"A feat of historical writing . . . Womack has an uncanny feeling for the infinitely complex strains of Mexico as a civilization.... Because he understands that historical progression is inseparable from cultural roots, he understands Zapatismo as the history, not of exotic 'peasants,' but of . . . people from the fields who did not, in the larger sense of the term, feel culturally deprived but, rather, were conscious that a social and political opportunity was given them to realize, in actuality, the latent promises of their local culture."
—Carlos Fuentes, The New York Review of Books

"The best piece of narrative history that has been written about modern Latin America in any language. In addition, it conveys an understanding of peasant revolutions that will be of great value to students of other areas beside Latin America."
—Ernest R. May

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"The best piece of narrative history that has been written about modern Latin America in any language."—Ernest R. May

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ISBN-13:
9780307803320
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/27/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
688,567
File size:
3 MB

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Zapata and the Mexican Revolution 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Vanlh More than 1 year ago
The prior review is correct. In spite of the massive amount of research that went into the book, it reads like a novel. I believe this was also the author's PhD thesis at Harvard. It is one of the best books I have read, novel or fact.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellant biography of Zapata's life. It does an excellant job of creating a sense of the atmosphere and life of a small Mexican village after the turn of the century and the forces and events which lead a peasant people to revolt against great odds. This book is the result of great research but reads more like a novel.