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I.R. Dee, 1993 - Fiction - 229 pages
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"Depicting the political corruption that infected even the smallest villages in Mexico, the novel tells the story of Don Gabriel, a minor government functionary who has a virtual license to steal from the Indian village where he is secretary--except that the Indians have nothing to steal. By chance he finds an opportunity in the labor agent business, shanghai-ing luckless Indians into debt slavery so that he can ship them off to work in the great mahogany plantations owned by foreign capital. The novel reaches its climax in a clash of cultures between the simple dignity of the illiterate Indians and the cynicism and corruption of the politicians and petty bureaucrats."--Page 4 of cover.

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Best book I've read in a great long while. I feel that life (or our public education system) has cheated me considering I hadn't heard of this book until the age of 38. The thanks goes to my father ... Read full review

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Reveals the dangers of a central government with no rule of law and the enduring nature of a limited government with citizen leaders that serve a limited term. Read full review


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About the author (1993)

The mysterious B. Traven (1890-1969) was born in Chicago, spent his youth in Germany as an itinerant actor and revolutionary journalist, became a seaman on tramp steamers, settled in Mexico in the early 1920s, and began recording his experience in novels and stories. In the United States his best-known novel is The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

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