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

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

Text byAnita BrennerPhotographed byGeorge R. Leighton

Paperback | January 1, 1984

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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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Title:The Wind that Swept Mexico: The History of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1942Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.5 × 7 × 0.8 inPublished:January 1, 1984Publisher:University Of Texas Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0292790244

ISBN - 13:9780292790247

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Table of Contents

  • I. Winds Sweeping the World
  • II. Fall of a Dictator
  • III. Upheaval
  • IV. Mexico for the Mexicans
  • V. The Photographic History of the Mexican Revolution
  • Some Important Dates in Mexican History
  • Sources
  • Index

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The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 with the overthrow of dictator Porfirio Diaz. 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 Diaz era through the doomed administration of Madero, the chaotic years of Villa and Zapata, Carranza and Obregon, to the peaceful social revolution of Cardenas and Mexico's entry into World War II.

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"Only 100 pages of text and 184 historical news photographs, yet this is the Mexican Revolution in its drama, its complexity, its incompleteness! One could not have seen it more closely and fully had one taken part in it . . ." - Bertram D. Wolfe