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Americans usually remember Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna only for his assault on the Alamo in 1836. While many Mexicans considered him a hero, few individuals have caused their own nation greater pain. Santa Anna served as his country's president eleven different times over a span of thirty years while losing one-third of Mexico's territory in wars. He sold another 30,000 square miles, pocketed most of the money, and repeatedly bankrupted the nation. Yet, in spite of these failings, the Mexican people of the nineteenth century often viewed Santa Anna as a hero and savior. Robert L. Scheina analyzes this fascinating man and provides an overview of Mexican history against the backdrop of political turmoil.
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Table of Contents
|List of Maps||vi|
|Chapter 1||The Road to "Revolution"||3|
|Chapter 2||The Road to Becoming a Caudillo||11|
|Chapter 3||The Road to Tampico||18|
|Chapter 4||The Road to the Alamo||23|
|Chapter 5||The Road to San Jacinto||30|
|Chapter 6||The Road to Vera Cruz||36|
|Chapter 7||The Road to Buena Vista||47|
|Chapter 8||The Road to Cerro Gordo||61|
|Chapter 9||The Road to Mexico City||65|
|Chapter 10||The Road to "Infamy"||77|
|About the Author||116|