Mexico's Most Wanted™: The Top 10 Book of Chicano Culture, Latin Lovers, and Hispanic Pride

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Potomac Books, Inc., Nov 1, 2007 - Reference - 272 pages
Hispanics are now the largest minority in the United States. Of the more than forty million Hispanics, some two-thirds are Mexican or Mexican-American. Almost half of all babies in the nation are born of Hispanic parents, and “Garcia” is quickly becoming the most common surname in America. So there’s no better time to feast on the interesting and entertaining trivia provided in Mexico’s Most Wanted™!

Author Boze Hadleigh, grandson of a Mexican general and diplomat, covers Mexico’s culture and history in all its wonder. He discusses the fabulous food and drink native to Mexico; details its star actors, actresses, directors, singers, and athletes; highlights the history, ruins, and vacation spots that make Mexico a premier destination for travelers; and so much more.

Mexico’s diversity and cultural and historical achievements are barely known to most Americans or even to many Mexican-Americans. Mexico has a long, rich, and fascinating heritage to be proud of, celebrated, learned about, and visited. Mexico’s Most Wanted™ is a great way to learn more about our southern neighbor and a great primer for those about to explore it.
 

Contents

A Mexican Timeline
1
How You Say?
5
Indigenous Foods
8
Did You Know?
12
Mexican Madness
16
US Madness
20
Love Goddesses
24
Almost No Oscars
29
Most Popular Mexican Foods
149
The Days of the Dead
152
Singers
156
Gods and Goddesses
159
Ten Facts
165
Bigotry
170
Latin Lovers
174
MexicanAmerican Athletes
180

Terms
33
Made in Mexico
37
Whats in a Name?
42
Painters
47
Villains
53
And You Thought They Were Mexican
57
Potent Potables
61
Refreshing Refreshments
65
Comedians
68
Television Mexicans
74
Cinematic Stereotypes
79
Sports in Old Mexico
82
Soccer
89
Author Author
95
Major Ruins
99
Shopping South of the Border
106
Not MexicanOwned
110
MustSee Movies
113
MustMiss Movies
119
Mexicanas
123
Holidays
129
Half Mexicans
134
TV Stars
138
Mexican States
144
Mexicos Players
185
Mexican Melody
190
Not Mexican Songs
194
Ten Tribes
198
Unique Traits of Mexican Food
206
Snacks
210
Resorts
213
Film Actors
217
Golden Era Actors
221
Directors
227
Sing Out
230
Mexican Foods to Try Before You Die
234
The Roles That Got Away
238
Strictly Local Color
243
Beauty Spots
248
Desserts
254
MexCinema
258
Top Ten Sights to See in Mexico City
262
Making Good Neighbors
267
Heroes
271
Bibliography
279
Index
284
About the Author
289
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About the author (2007)

Boze Hadleigh is the author of seventeen prior books, including Hispanic Hollywood. He is one-quarter Mexican, the grandson of Gen. Ruben Garcia, a Mexican diplomat. He has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature and a master’s in journalism. When not traveling he divides his time among Beverly Hills, California; Sydney, Australia; and Hong Kong.

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