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Gods, Gachupines and Gringos: A People's History of Mexico

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A complete, accessible, and nonacademic history of Mexico for general readers, this volume is a solidly researched introduction to a surprisingly multicultural, multifaceted nation. Presenting Mexico as it is and often with a refreshing wit and humor, this history puts flesh and bones on the dusty figures of the past while shedding light on the common humanity of the uncom ...more
ebook, 478 pages
Published January 12th 2009 by Editorial Mazatlan
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Linda Pierce
Excellent, easy to read, history of Mexico. I'm not much of a reader of pure history (vs. historical fiction), but the author's informal writing style kept my interest.
Ramon4
Jan 21, 2016 Ramon4 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent one-volume history of Mexico for the casual reader. The chapters are all short, and the writing is anecdotal in style. The author has a good command of all the historical events, and then add little tidbits of trivia.

For instance, here is Mr. Grabman’s story about the invention of chewing gum: “In exile, Santa Ana did more for the Mexican economy than he ever did as president. Typical for him, it was a result of his personal vanity, and he was unable to understand its importance. For
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Aug 27, 2012 Bria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
This was a bit of a back burner book for me. I don't usually read multiple books at once, so I started this one, then found something else I "needed" to read on a time schedule as they were library loaners and put this one on the back burner. It was ok. This book mostly highlights the political plays of Mexico's history... which is actually more entertaining than it sounds. The author must have sucked all the entertaining moments out of Mexican political history. I generally don't like reading p ...more
Sue
Nov 15, 2012 Sue rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Read about 1/3 of this and found it interesting. However, my attention was diverted to other reads and I abandoned this one. It's on my Nook, so maybe later.
Richard Faris
Aug 30, 2013 Richard Faris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Time to get to know 100+ Million of our nearest neighbors. Get some knowledge on "pozole" to US invasions....
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David
Apr 30, 2013 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
interesting, but not great writing.
William
Jun 23, 2010 William rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An extensive but brief history of Mexico. It delivers everything you should know about Mexico in an enlightening and fun way.
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