The Thistle and the Rose: Romance, Railroads, and Big Oil in Revolutionary Mexico

Catherine Nixon Cooke

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Synopsis: How the McNab family searched for their ancestral past and discovered a love story set in Revolutionary Mexico. The Thistle and the Rose is a family saga that transports readers across continents and cultures, offering a unique glimpse of early twentieth century Mexico - including the construction of the Tehuantepec Railway, the drilling of the world's second largest oil well in 1910, and a chilling encounter with the bandit general, Pancho Villa.

About the Author: Catherine Nixon Cooke is the author of Tom Slick Mystery Hunter (Paraview Press, 2005), a contributing author to They Lived to Tell the Tale: True Stories of Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club (Lyons Press, 2008), and served as Editor-in-Chief of Coronet magazine for more than a decade.

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