Triumphs and Tragedy: A History of the Mexican People
Winner of a Commonwealth gold medal for Nonfiction and lauded as one of the five best history books of the year by the Los Angeles Times, this epic history of Mexico tells the story of that country's tumultuous origin and development--from its Olmec, Aztec, and Mayan heritage to its present-day incarnation as a dependent, struggling and economically unstable modern country. The history of Mexico, writes Ram n Eduardo Ruiz, one of our most distinguished Mexicanists, is one long tragedy intermittently punctuated by triumph.
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TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDY: A History of the Mexican PeopleUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The year 1992 is a time of agonizing reappraisals. Columbus was a louse. The Spanish Conquest of Mexico was, according to Ruiz (History/Univ. of Cal. at San Diego), a ``fortune hunt.'' All very well ... Read full review
Triumphs and tragedy: a history of the Mexican peopleUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Ruiz, who has authored other works on Mexico, provides a broad, sweeping narrative of Mexican history from pre-Colombian times to the present. He achieves a highly readable work, set to the theme of ... Read full review