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The Wind That Swept Mexico

The Wind That Swept Mexico


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About the Book

The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 with the overthrow of dictator Porfirio Díaz. The Wind That Swept Mexico, originally published in 1943, was the first book to present a broad account of that revolution in its several different phases. In concise but moving words and in memorable photographs, this classic sweeps the reader along from the false peace and plenty of the Díaz era through the doomed administration of Madero, the chaotic years of Villa and Zapata, Carranza and Obregón, to the peaceful social revolution of Cárdenas and Mexico's entry into World War II.

The photographs were assembled from many sources by George R. Leighton with the assistance of Anita Brenner and others. Many of the prints were cleaned and rephotographed by the distinguished photographer Walker Evans.


About the Author:

Anita Brenner, author of Idols behind Altars and a number of children's books, was born in Mexico and lived there for many years. During the Spanish Civil War she wrote dispatches from Spain for the New York Times and the Nation and for many years she edited the magazine Mexico This Month.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780292790247
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publisher Imprint: University of Texas Press
  • Depth: 25
  • Height: 241 mm
  • No of Pages: 320
  • Series Title: Texas Pan American
  • Sub Title: The History of the Mexican Revolution 1910-1942
  • Width: 181 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0292790244
  • Publisher Date: 01 Jan 1984
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 22 mm
  • Weight: 643 gr


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