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Old 08-23-2011, 08:46 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by toomanybooks View Post
I nominate Insurgent Mexico by John Reed. It is the account of a journalist/socialist traveling with Pancho Villa in 1913 Mexico. It is in public domain and available at Google books if you want to look it over. I haven't read it but I did read his account of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 which was fantastic.

Ten Days that Shook the World
is indeed a great book. I read that as assigned reading for a course in Russian history my freshman year in college. Then again when the movie Reds came out in 1981. Curious as to why you did not consider nominating that book?

So I'll second this one. A great uncle of mine was actually in the U.S. Army (cavalry) at that period and was part of the expedition under Pershing that chased Pancho Villa around northern Mexico for a while. I'd love to learn more about him [Villa].

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