Under the Fifth Sun: A Novel of Pancho Villa

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 9, 2012 - Fiction - 640 pages
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This is a work of great scope, a powerful illumination of an enigmatic figure.

Told from the point of view of an ancient shaman, this is the dark and mystical story of Mexico's greatest revolutionary general, Pancho Villa. Shedding the Hollywood mantle of the drunken, womanizing bandit-turned-hero, the Villa who comes to life in this extraordinary novel is part man and part myth, part visionary hoodlum and part brilliant general.

A troubled childhood--marked by his father's early death in the fields and his sister's rape by a local landowner--and a prophetic dream propel young Villa through a period of lawlessness and drifting and into life as a military leader. The story moves convincingly through the events of Villa's life, showing him to be a man of fierce passions and moral conviction, a natural leader for the rebellion.
 

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I haven't read this book yet. My name is Maria Margarita Tamayo and have some real true stories about my grandmother and father and Pancho that you may want to use.

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
28
Section 3
66
Section 4
135
Section 5
198
Section 6
248
Section 7
275
Section 8
321
Section 11
389
Section 12
419
Section 13
445
Section 14
468
Section 15
491
Section 16
522
Section 17
546
Section 18
553

Section 9
336
Section 10
360
Section 19
609
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Earl Shorris (1936–2012) was the author of many works of both fiction and non-fiction including Latinos, Under the Fifth Sun, In the Language of Kings, and Riches for the Poor. He was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Clinton for his founding of the Clemente Course in the Humanities®, Inc.

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