Zapatistaby Blake Bailey
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Zapatista is faithfully based on the facts of the 1994 Chiapas Indian uprising in southern Mexico. It is designed to be interesting to anyone simple wanting to read an adventure story, as well as anyone interested in the deeper drama of a people's revolution.
The protagonist, Peter, is a Texan who sabbaticals with friends in the Sierra Madre for the purpose of writing, drinking, and seeking adventure. Peter gets more adventure than anticipated when a whirlwind of circumstances hurls him away from his friends into a life and death struggle for the revolutionary cause. These adventures and the love of an Indian woman, Lxil, forever change Peter's life.
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Blake Bailey has tried to conclusion 150-200 jury trials. He has received verdicts on subjects ranging from medical malpractice, consumer protection, environmental protection, product liability, industrial disease, to automobile accidents. Blake was just selected for and interviewed on 'America's Premier Laywers' and The Law Business Insider which is featured in Fortune Magazine and broadcast worldwide on American Airlines and Northwest Airlines. ¿He is also a distinguished novelist, the author of 'Zapatista,' a stirring tale about a writer who gets caught up in the struggle for the poverty-stricken Native Americans of Mexico. Amidst upheaval and bloodshed, he falls in love with a beautiful Native woman and his life changes forever. Historically accurate and powerfully depicted, this novel is a magisterial tale of power and eloquence.¿ Like all of his work, Blake Bailey proves that he is both lawyer of great scholarship and a scholar of the law.
I was given this book as a chronology of the Zapatista movement and found myself,instead, caught up in a fantastic love story, comedy, adventure. I have studied the Zapatista and have visited the region. While the story is fiction, the background is historically accurate. I can also vouch for some of the geographic details. This author did his homework.
I personally know this well-told story to be a well researched recount of the Indian revolution in Chiapas Mexico in 1994...I recommend it to anyone who wants to be feel the pathos of a real revolution
I thought that Oye magazine's review was accurate, except the last part of it, where it speaks of the American's imperialism. On the contrary, he appeared to give up all ties to the U.S. & join the revolution with this beautiful native.
I read the book and found it very entrapping, (i finished in in one week), libing in Texas there is a lot that goes on in mexico that i was not aware of, this book helped a lot, however the review listed below kind of missed the picture... (i don't want to spoil it for you) so i wont go into detail but the relationship between peter and the indian woman was anything but forcing U.S. culture on the indian woman.