The Wind that Swept Mexico: The History of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1942

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University of Texas Press, Mar 1, 2010 - History
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The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 with the overthrow of dictator Porfirio Díaz. The Wind That Swept Mexico, originally published in 1943, was the first book to present a broad account of that revolution in its several different phases. In concise but moving words and in memorable photographs, this classic sweeps the reader along from the false peace and plenty of the Díaz era through the doomed administration of Madero, the chaotic years of Villa and Zapata, Carranza and Obregón, to the peaceful social revolution of Cárdenas and Mexico's entry into World War II.

The photographs were assembled from many sources by George R. Leighton with the assistance of Anita Brenner and others. Many of the prints were cleaned and rephotographed by the distinguished photographer Walker Evans.

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Review: The Wind That Swept Mexico: The History of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1942

User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

I wanted a quick intro to the Mexican Revolution and civil wars but this was too quick. There's a decent amount of information in the first 20 pages or so, but the rest of the book is hard to follow ... Read full review

Review: The Wind That Swept Mexico: The History of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1942

User Review  - Goodreads

I wanted a quick intro to the Mexican Revolution and civil wars but this was too quick. There's a decent amount of information in the first 20 pages or so, but the rest of the book is hard to follow ... Read full review

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Journalist, historian, anthropologist, art critic, and creative writer, ANITA BRENNER (1905-1974) was one of Mexico's most discerning interpreters. She is known for her landmark books Idols Behind Altars, Your Mexican Holiday, and The Wind That Swept Mexico.

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