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In the Shadow of the Angel: Three Critical Decades in Mexico's History

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"In the Shadow of the Angel," which has been called Mexico's "Gone with the Wind," takes place during three transformational decades in Mexican history: 1900-1931, as mirrored by the life of an extraordinary Mexican woman, Antonieta Rivas Mercado. The daughter of the architect of Mexicos famous Independence Monument, popularly known as "The Angel," Antonieta defied traditi ...more
Paperback, 596 pages
Published November 10th 2011 by Createspace
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Sandra
La vida convulsa de una mujer que representa el antes y el después de todo, el inicio de un siglo, la revolución mexicana, la guerra cristera, la traición y la corrupción vista de cerca,la necesidad de las mujeres por dejar de ser adornos en sus casas, el Marco histórico de esta novela envuelve a la protagonista, una mujer que uno llega a sentir como una amiga entrañable, el valor que tiene, la sabiduría que emana de ella y también la pérdida de la cordura en muchas ocasiones sobre todo cuando s ...more
Amanda Sanchez
Despite the glaring editing errors and the sad fact that the prose suffered in translation, "In the Shadow of the Angel" proves to be an insightful read for those of us who love historical fiction. Antonieta Rivas Mercado is the daughter of Mexico's affluent architect who designed the Monument of Independence, known as "the angel." In this sweeping story of the first three decades of the 20th century of Mexico, we witness dictatorships, a Revolution, social unrest but, more importantly, we share ...more
Caitlin
Interesting history of Mexico during the revolution.
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