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

Author: Enrique Krauze; Hank Heifetz
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st HarperPerennial 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; Hank Heifetz
ISBN: 0060929170 9780060929176
OCLC Number: 39488953
Notes: "A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1997 by Harper-Collins Publishers."--T.p. verso.
Description: xix, 872 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: INTRODUCTION: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: The centenary fiestas --
The grito --
The paseo and the city --
Revolution --
I: THE WEIGHT OF THE PAST: The children of Cuauhtemoc --
The legacy of Cortes --
The mestizo family --
The Spanish crown --
The mother church --
II: CENTURY OF CAUDILLOS: The insurgent priests --
The collapse of the creoles --
The Indian shepherd and the Austrian Archduke --
The triumph of the mestizo --
III: REVOLUTION: Francisco I. Madero: the apostle of democracy --
Emiliano Zapata: the born anarchist --
Francisco Villa: between angel and iron --
Venustiano Carranza: nationalism and the Constitution --
Alvaro Obregon: death and the general --
Plutarco Elias Calles: reform from the roots --
Lazaro Cardenas: the missiionary general --
IV: THE MODERN STATE: mANUAL Avila Camacho: the gentleman president --
Miguel Aleman: the businessman president and the system --
Adolfo Ruiz Cortines: the administrator --
Adolfo Lopez Mateos: the orator --
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz: the advocate of order --
V: PAST AND FUTURE: THE DECLINE OF THE SYSTEM: The preacher --
The gambler --
Lost opportunities --
The man who would be king --
The theater of history.
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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