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Tom Mix and Pancho Villa

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In 1913 a young Tom Mix meets revolutionary Pancho Villa and travels with his band across Mexico on a journey that opens his eyes to life, love, violence, and his own illusions.
Paperback, 568 pages
Published August 5th 1984 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1982)
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Uke Jackson
Tom Mix & Pancho Villa by Clifford Irving is one of the most overlooked masterpieces in American literature. It is by turns a great adventure story, an examination of the nature of revolution, an historical fantasy, a philosophical treatise on the nature (and shortcomings) of monogamy; but most of all it's a great read.

The storytelling shows a master writer at work. Irving may be best known for the Howard Hughes caper, but this book shows he is a writer with total mastery of craft. This was
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Sandy Munro
Only one other book compares to Irving's sprawling but intimate saga of Tom Mix and Pancho Villa. This book gave me the same feeling as The Lonesome Dove. We're back on the trail again, only this time with Tom Mix and the other followers of Pancho Villa during the Mexican Revolution. While the characters come colorfully alive, the story of Pancho Villa is portrayed with historical accuracy as well as gritty good humor. Memorable women play strong roles in this book, and Tom Mix is a complex pers ...more
Cottero
This is an exciting book about an bygone era in Mexican history. It is a historical but fictional novel that is well done. Tom Mix, the real life western movie star teams up with Pancho Villa to help with the "revolution". Many well known characters make a showing in this story. If you liked "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, you are sure to enjoy this book!
Kyle
Tom Mix and Pancho Villa is historical fiction centered on the two men whose names are in the title of the book. The story contains many factual characters from both Mexico and the United States that were involved in the Mexican Revolution that took place between 1910-1920.

The cover of the book purports the story to be a romance, but it seems to be more about Tom and Pancho’s sexual conquests than it does about love. Tom is involved with multiple women, all sexually in varying degrees, througho
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Frank
Just finished this excellent historical novel about Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution. It was written from the perspective of Tom Mix, the silent movie actor, who may have actually fought with Villa during the revolution before going to Hollywood to become a film star. The novel was full of blood, sex, and action and provided many details of the Revolution that I was really unfamiliar with. For example, I wasn't sure what roles Villa and Zapata played - the novel explains that Villa led th ...more
Eric
This book was a very enjoyable read. Enough history to draw you into the story. Enough action to keep you interested and enough romance to make the characters seem real. There is an interesting on going theme of male/female relationships and polygamy.
Reverend Stanleigh Fremont Chapin
Tremendously enjoyable

Put together Poncho Villa, Generals Perishing,Patton,Mac Arthur and then Tom Mix along with some history, some fiction, story development and WOW !!!
Nae
This was not the easiest book I have ever read, but the time period was interesting and it certainly was a part of Mexico's history that I had never really paid that much attention to. It was worth reading just for that, but you do have to sort of slog through some extraneous prose, especially in the middle, to keep the plot moving along.
Arthur
A good cowboy story about the best rodeo movie cowboy in his time. He worked for Pancho Villa as a horseman and a gunhand. Lots and lots of Pancho and his gang and a run-in with the American Army. Seems to be historically accurate but could all be fake.
Jim Mack
This book is lots of fun and is based in fact (at least the Mexican history) with a nice mix of conjecture and dramatization. I enjoyed it nearly as much as I like Lonesome Dove, and that's saying something!
Cristobal
incredibly entertaining and informative as well. for those who have the chance to listen to the library of congress audiobook version, do so. the narrator really brings the book to life.
Feliks
Its a fine work of speculative history with a wonderful "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" feel to it. Totally fun read.
Al Citera
If you enjoyed Michael crichton's "the great train robbery," you will really like this book.
Jeanne
Other than the spelling errors and typo's it was a a real good book.
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Tom Mix and Pncho Villa is a bargain book for $0.99 2 4 Apr 01, 2013 07:37PM  
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Clifford Irving is the author of 20 published books & just released 12 of his works as Kindle/Nook eBooks; he is currently writing a memoir called Around the World in 80 Years.
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