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The Life and Times of Pancho Villa by Friedrich Katz
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Jan 30, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: biographies, history, latin-america
Read in April, 2010

This was my most ambitious reading project since James Joyce's Ulysses. I can't imagine there will ever be a more definitive, comprehensive account of Pancho Villa's life and the role he played in the Mexican Revolution. This book is well-researched and well-written and, ultimately, well worth the effort to read its nearly 1000 pages. It left me with a much deeper understanding of Mexican history and how that influenced events here in the United States.

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message 2: by DoctorM (new)

DoctorM i'd be interested in your take on this...

Linda Well, it's certainly the most voluminous book I've ever tackled. More than 1,000 pages -- yikes. I've made three trips to the state of Chihuahua and also visited the home of Pancho Villa, which is why I'm interested in this subject. And so far, so good. Will let you know what I think when I finally finish this thing.

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