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Muchos Méxicos

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  29 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 373 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Fondo de Cultura Económica (first published May 2nd 1960)
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David Groves
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the best book I have read in ten years. Upon finishing it, I wanted to go right back and read it again, just to burn it into my memory.

Not only is this book informative about all the right things, but it also has a great wit and knowing attitude. You get a sense that you are being told a story by a great old lady who knows everything, including every leader's motives and interests. Often, I read histories that are simply a summing up of leaders and wars, with no muscles and ligaments to
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Bob
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoyed the first chapters of the book, which traced the progress of Spanish institutions in New Spain with even-handedness and simple exposition. Simpsons treatment of Mexico following independence seemed superficial and dismissive and, of course, ends in the 1950s, before the PRI had ceased to be the only political party in national government. ...more
Louis Lampe
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Possibly the only accurate book in English on early Mexico.
Hilary
Mar 16, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is so damn old and boring that I finally ended up using it as insomniac reading to put me to sleep. Don't read it.
Moira Crone
I read this book because it was a history of Mexico when I was there. It does discuss all the changes in regime up until the 1960's but it is condescending it seems.
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