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Synopsis: Alongside Moctezuma and Benito Juarez, Pancho Villa is probably the best-known figure in Mexican history. Villa legends pervade not only Mexico but the United States and beyond, existing not only in the popular mind and tradition but in ballads and movies. There are legends of Villa the Robin Hood, Villa the womanizer, and Villa as the only foreigner who has attacked the mainland of the United States since the War of 1812 and gotten away with it. Whether exaggerated or true to life, these legends have resulted in Pancho Villa the leader obscuring his revolutionary movement, and the myth in turn obscuring the leader. Based on decades of research in the archives of seven countries, this definitive study of Villa aims to separate myth from history. So much attention has focused on Villa himself that the characteristics of his movement, which is unique in Latin American history and in some ways unique among twentieth-century revolutions, have been forgotten or neglected. Villa s Divisi-n del Norte was probably the largest revolutionary army that Latin America ever produced. Moreover, this was one of the few revolutionary movements with which a U.S. administration attempted, not only to come to terms, but even to forge an alliance. In contrast to Lenin, Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh, and Fidel Castro, Villa came from the lower classes of society, had little education, and organized no political party.
Review: The historical figure known as Pancho Villa, hero of the Mexican Revolution, is shrouded in considerable mystery. His enemies presented him as a bandit and murderer, one who thought nothing of slaughtering innocent civilians and looting their villages. His followers considered him to be something of a Robin Hood forced to take action against the government only after stoically enduring its oppression for years. And hagiographers have assigned to Villa an important role in shaping the Mexican Revolution--an uprising that he joined somewhat late. That he was a bandit Villa never denied, but he protested being called a murderer: he killed only when attacked or betrayed, he said. Elements of many other stories made their way into American government reports, however, and went on to color the historical record. (That government, under the administration of Woodrow Wilson, took a considerable interest in Villa after he led an armed raid on the little New Mexico town of Columbus, making off with weapons and supplies.) University of Chicago historian Friedrich Katz carefully separates what can be reliably said about Villa's life from the tidbits of legend and celebration, and the extensive picture of Villa that he gives us (his book weighs in at nearly 1,000 pages) is no less interesting for all his debunking. Students of Mexican history will find much of value in Katz's researches. --Gregory McNamee
Title: The Life and Times of Pancho Villa Katz, ...
Binding: Sep 01, 1998
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Book Description Stanford University Press, 1998. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10278345
Book Description Stanford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0804730458 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE. Bookseller Inventory # Z0804730458Z2
Book Description Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 1998. 1st. Octavo. VG/VG+. Brick red cloth boards with gilt text on spine. Dustjacket has a black& white photo with orange and gray text. DJ spine is maroon with b&w photo and orange and gray text. Heavy bumping to tail of spine, light bumping to head. Lower edges and corners show light shelfwear. Dustjacket shows some shelfwear to corners and spine and grease marks on the rear dj. Interior textblock is clean and unmarked, however there is some light soiling to the exterior textblock. 985pp. ISBN 0804730458. Shelved in Mexico section. Dupont. Bookseller Inventory # 9-93-1238858
Book Description Stanford University Press, U.S.A., 1998. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 985 pages. No dust jacket. Slight dent in top edge of back cover. Size: Tall 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 35738
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