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Mexico : biography of power : a history of modern Mexico, 1810-1996

Author: Enrique Krauze
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Shows how history becomes biography and the integral role of Mexico's leaders in the events of the nineteenth century, explores the seven presidents of the revolutionary era of 1910-1940, and examines the nation's modern presidency.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Enrique Krauze
ISBN: 0060163259 9780060163259
OCLC Number: 35128211
Language Note: Translated from Spanish.
Description: xix, 872 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Past, present and future --
Centenary fiestas --
Grito --
Paseo and the city --
Revolution --
Weight of the past: Children of Cuauhtémoc --
Legacy of Cortes --
Mestizo family --
Spanish crown --
Mother church --
Century of caudillos: Insurgent priests --
Collapse of the Creoles --
Indian shepherd and the Austrian archduke --
Triumph of the Mestizo --
Revolution: Francisco I. Madero: Apostle of democracy --
Emiliano Zapata: Born anarchist --
Francisco Villa: Between angel and iron --
Venusians Carranza: Nationalism and the constitution --
Alvaro Obregon: Death and the general --
Plutarco Elias Calles: Reform from the roots --
Lazaro Cardenas: Missionary general --
Modern state: Manuel Avila Camacho: Gentleman president --
Miguel Aleman: Businessman president and the system --
Adolfo Ruiz Cortines: Administrator --
Adolfo Lopez Mateos: Orator --
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz: Advocate of order --
Past and future: Decline of the system: Preacher --
Gambler --
Lost opportunities --
Man who would be king --
Theater of history --
Source notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Enrique Krauze ; translated by Hank Heifetz.
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Shows how history becomes biography and the integral role of Mexico's leaders in the events of the nineteenth century, explores the seven presidents of the revolutionary era of 1910-1940, and examines the nation's modern presidency.

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