Villa and Zapata: A Biography of the Mexican Revolution

Front Cover
Pimlico, Sep 1, 2001 - Mexico - 459 pages
1 Review
The Mexican Revolution (1910-19) was the first seismic social convulsion of the twentieth century, superseded in historical importance only by the Russian and Chinese revolutions. Tierray Libertad (land and liberty) was the watchword of the revolutionaries who fought a succession of autocrats in Mexico City. But the revolution was fired by a confusing multiplicity of issues- local, national, international, cultural, racial and economic. The two rebel leaders were Francisco (Pancho) Villa and Emiliano Zapata, and Frank McLynn here tells the story of the Revolution through a dual biography of these heroes.

What people are saying - Write a review

Villa and Zapata: a history of the Mexican Revolution

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In a rare accomplishment, McLynn, a biographer of Sir Richard Burton, Carl Jung, and Napoleon, here presents his topic in a logical and understandable manner for almost every level of reader while ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - mrsfiskeandco - LibraryThing

Somewhat overly criticial biography written from a feminist angle, still good. Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2001)

Frank McLynn‘s most recent books include Napoleon and 1066.

Bibliographic information