Santa Anna of Mexico
The Santa Anna is an intelligent, dynamic, yet reluctant leader, ingeniously deceptive at times, courageous and patriotic at others. This book provides a picture of Santa Anna's life, with new insights into his activities in his bailiwick of Veracruz and in his numerous military engagements.
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In this unabashedly revisionist biography, Fowler (Latin American studies, Univ. of St. Andrews, Scotland; Mexico in the Age of Proposals, 1821-1853) presents Santa Anna not as a politician but as a ... Read full review
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Page xxiii - In a little while entered General Santa Anna himself ; a gentlemanly, good-looking, quietly-dressed, rather melancholy-looking person, with one leg, apparently somewhat of an invalid, and to us the most interesting person in the group. He has a sallow complexion, fine dark eyes, soft and penetrating, and an interesting expression of face.
Page xxiii - Knowing nothing of his past history, one would have said a philosopher, living in dignified retirement, one who had tried the world, and found that all was vanity, one who had suffered ingratitude, and who, if he were ever persuaded to emerge from his retreat, would only do so, Cincinnatus-like, to benefit his country.
Page 6 - There are some old churches, a very old convent of Franciscan monks, and a well-supplied marketplace. Everywhere there are flowers — roses creeping over the old walls, Indian girls making green garlands for the virgin and saints, flowers in the shops, flowers at the windows, but, above all, everywhere one of the most splendid mountain views in the world. The Cofre de Perote, with its dark pine forests and gigantic chest (a rock of porphyry which takes that form), and the still loftier snow-white...