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A stirring authoritative account of the mexican revolution told through the lives of its infamous rebel outlaws pancho villa and emiliano zapata villa and zapata vividly chronicles the decade of bloody events that followed the eruption of the mexican revolution in 1910 and made legends of the rebels francisco pancho villa and emiliano zapata. Includes bibliographical references pages 407 439 and index at once a history of the revolution in mexico and a dual biography of the two men who shaped it the book vividly chronicles a decade of turbulent events that involved not only native rebels and corrupt mexican politicos but also the us government american oil interests blackjack pershings troops and german secret agents. Mexican history written by a brit with occasional british slang or colloquialisms eg cocked a snook and the fact that i know very little about mexican history the mexican revolution of 1910 1920 was brought about primarily by the fact that president porfirio diaz ruling from 1876 1911 could not come up with a succession plan. Recounting the decade of bloody events that followed the eruption of the mexican revolution in 1910 villa and zapata explores the regional international cultural racial and economic strife that made the rebels francisco pancho villa and emiliano zapata legends throughout this volume drama colludes with history in a tale of two social outlaws who became legendary national heroes yet