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An Affair of Honor: Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Veracruz

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 17th 1967 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published 1962)
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The Occupation of Veracruz makes scant appearances in United States History books. The military landing on the coastal town happened in 1914 and was ordered by President Woodrow Wilson. Despite deaths on both sides, little came of the incursion, which may be the reason the topic seldom comes up, especially when one considers the notoriety Wilson achieves with his handling of the first World War and its aftermath. An Affair with Honor: Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Vera Cruz showcases th ...more
Very readable and interesting account of the American occupation of Veracruz, Mexico. Quirk takes the reader through the political climate between these neighboring nations in 1913 through the Tampico Incident, and finally through the occupation of and withdrawal from Veracruz by the United States. All they while, he continues to explain the unfolding civil unrest and fragmentation in Mexico. A great read of an often overlooked historical incident and very relevant to today's political-military ...more
James Richardson
Found this book to be a very interesting read about a little know part of U.S. History.
Eerily familiar to the propaganda buildup to the occupation of Iraq.
Immortalized in Warren Zevon's song Veracruz.
We must never forget that not everyone in the world wants to live like Americans and as much as we have the right to live like we please they too have the right to live like they please without our interference.
John E
Excellent, quick read. Two great lessons for politicians: trivial things can get blown totally out of proportion and morality without knowledge can get a lot of people killed.
The US has a long history of invading foreign countries, esp. Latin American, this is about one 'minor' incident.
Read while at the University of Southern Mississippi. Part of a Central\South American history course.
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