Mexicans: A Personal Portrait of a People

Mexicans: A Personal Portrait of a People

by Patrick Oster
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Mexicans: A Personal Portrait of a People by Patrick Oster

A portrait of our southern neighbor in crisis, written by an award-winning reporter and told by Mexicans from every walk of life.

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ISBN-13: 9780060973100
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/1990
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Patrick Oster grew up in the Chicago area, where he practiced law before taking up journalism as a career in 1973. He spent ten years in Washington, D.C., from the end of Watergate to the beginning of the second Reagan administration. He was Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. He covered the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon, specializing in foreign affairs most of this time. He traveled to about fifty countries in the process.

In 1984, he became the Mexico City bureau chief for the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain. He has won awards from the Overseas Press Club and the Inter-American Press Foundation for his coverage of Mexico and Latin America. More recently, he has been editor in chief of the National Law Journal and now lives with his wife and son in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

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Mexicans: A Personal Portrait of a People 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book while living in Mexico as an exchange student. It was in a local bookstore, and it really helped me to understand people that I saw everyday. It gave me an entirely new perspective on the Mexican people that I encountered on a daily basis. After I read the book, I observed the kinds of people that were described in the book, and I found the book to be extremely accurate.