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Jenkins of Mexico How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate

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ISBN-10: 0190455748

ISBN-13: 9780190455743

Edition: 2017

Authors: Andrew Paxman

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In the city of Puebla there lived an American who made himself into the richest man in Mexico. Driven by a steely desire to prove himself--first to his wife's family, then to Mexican elites--William O. Jenkins rose from humble origins in Tennessee to build a business empire in a country energized by industrialization and revolutionary change. In Jenkins of Mexico, Andrew Paxman presents the first biography of this larger-than-life personality. When the decade-long Mexican Revolution broke out in 1910, Jenkins preyed on patrician property owners and bought up substantial real estate. He suffered a scare with a firing squad and then a kidnapping by rebels, an episode that almost triggered a…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/8/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 542
Size: 9.41" wide x 6.30" long x 1.70" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English