On two counts, this is a good candidate for popularity, --first, there is always a market for a good book on Mexico, and...

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THE WIND THAT SWEPT MEXICO

On two counts, this is a good candidate for popularity, --first, there is always a market for a good book on Mexico, and this is good; second, the collection of photographs, skillfully selected, brilliantly arranged and captioned, make this virtually a pictorial history of thirty years of revolution and civil war, in our neighbor to the south. Anita Brenner knows Mexico at first hand; she sees in this story of inner strife, factors that are present in other peoples now; she sees it as a dramatic experience close to us, a symbol of ""the winds sweeping the world"". She tells the story graphically; one could wish for more feel of the country, more intimate details of the men involved. But she makes one want to go on and read more. George R. Leighton has tapped numerous sources in choosing the 164 photographs that follow the text. These, with captions drawn from the body of the text, make a documentary film in stills of the Mexican Revolution. A beautiful piece of book making.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1943