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Mexico Biography of Power - A History of Modern Mexico, 1810-1996

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ISBN-10: 0060929170

ISBN-13: 9780060929176

Edition: 1998

Authors: Enrique Krauze

List price: $22.99
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The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church and the mixing of the Spanish and Indian population into a mestizo culture. Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of caudillos from the insurgent priests in 1810 to Porfirio and the Revolution in 1910. The Revolutionary era, ending in 1940, was dominated by the lives of seven presidents -- Madero, Zapata, Villa, Carranza, Obregon, Calles and Cardenas. Since 1940, the dominant power of the presidency has continued through years of boom and bust and crisis. A major…    
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/3/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 896
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Enrique Krauze was born in Mexico City, Mexico on September 16, 1947. He received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the UNAM and a doctorate in history from El Colegio de M�xico. He is a documentary filmmaker, historian, and author. His works include a series of short biographies of Mexican leaders such as Emiliano Zapata, Francisco Villa and Porfirio Diaz, as well as the book Mexico: Biography of Power. He is the editor of a magazine called Letras Libres. He has written for several publications including the New York Times, The New Republic, Dissent, and The Washington Post.