Susanne's Reviews > Memoirs of the Mexican Revolution V1: Including a Narrative of the Expedition of General Xavier Mina

Memoirs of the Mexican Revolution V1 by William Davis Robinson
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Nov 27, 2008

it was amazing
Read in March, 2007 — I own a copy

This is an excellent historical account of an american merchant, Mr. Robinson himself, who in early 1800, travelled to Mexico for pleasure and business. He encounters the famous general Mina, a young Spanish freedom fighter who leaves his mark during the Mexican revolution and later is captured and executed.
I found this book after researching the whereabouts of another heroic fighter, the Swiss captain Jean David Maillefer, who travelled to America in order to assist Mina with his project. They meet and travel by ship from New Orleans to the Mexican coast and land at Soto-la-Marina, from where they march towards the interior of the country. Together with a small army of volunteers they repeatedly defeat the much larger royalist forces. During one of these battles Maillefer loses his life and not much later the small band still lead by Mina is captured and executed.

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