THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION 1910-1920 by R. Conrad Stein

THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION 1910-1920

Age Range: 12 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Full of the drama that characterizes Mexican history, an account that's less comprehensive and more popular in tone than Rebecca Stefoff's excellent Independence and Revolution: 1810- 1940 (1993) but presents the course of the early 20th-century revolution in more detail, effectively explaining its causes and results. The major players all get a fair share of coverage: the paternalistic dictator Diaz, the idealistic reformer Madero, the cruel general Huerta, legendary guerrillas Villa and Zapata, the wily politician Carranza, and others. Stein doesn't hesitate to describe the blood and confusion of this tumultuous period in terms of the suffering of ordinary Mexicans and also includes accounts of American interference in Mexican politics; how American reporters turned Villa into a folk hero is particularly relevant to the current debate on the press's role in foreign affairs. A definitive account for young adults. B&w photos; chronology; biographical sketches; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-02-786950-4
Page count: 144pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1994




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