Villa and Zapata: A History of the Mexican Revolution

Villa and Zapata: A History of the Mexican Revolution

by Frank McLynn


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ISBN-13: 9780786710881
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 310,800
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Frank McLynn is the author of numerous works of history and biography, including Genghis Khan, Napoleon, and Wagons West. A graduate of Oxford and the University of London, he lives in England.

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Villa and Zapata: A History of the Mexican Revolution 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Frank McLynn recaptures Zapata¿s And Villa¿s personality very accurately. The book begins with a background information on Mexico and the wars that eventually led to the rise of the dictator Porfirio Diaz and his iron fist rule over Mexico. During this time, the rich were getting richer; and the poor could not come out of debt. Eventually one man from the farm lands spoke his mind. Emiliano Zapata, a man who was for land reform from the south, spread his belief to the peasants and urged them to fight back. While this was going on, a stubborn, hot headed, ladies man was stirring up trouble in the north. These two opposite¿s, one peaceful acting on thought and the other short tempered acting on gut, were to set Mexico free. But after the revolution was over, neither of them would have suspected that it had only just began. I personally enjoyed this book very much. I have read many Mexican revolutionary books but neither of them have had such a detailed history of the revolutionaries as this book. Frank McLynn describes them and their personality very accurately and it gives you a deeper understanding of them and their motifs for fighting against Diaz. As you read the book, Villa¿s and Zapata¿s personalities are unveiled and their troubles are told. McLynn also explains how Villa¿s and Zapata¿s personalities are reflected in their battle tactics and politics. I highly recommend this book to those who want to know a better understanding of the Mexican revolution, and its reasons for starting. This book is very detailed and everything is explained making it easy for everyone to read.
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