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First published in Spanish in 1971, The Mexican Revolution has been praised by Mexico’s Nobel Prize–winning author Octavio Paz as a “notable contribution” to history and is widely recognized as a seminal account of the Mexican Revolution. Written during the author’s time as a political prisoner in the famous penitentiary of Lecumberri in Mexico, it sold thousands of copiesFirst published in Spanish in 1971, The Mexican Revolution has been praised by Mexico’s Nobel Prize–winning author Octavio Paz as a “notable contribution” to history and is widely recognized as a seminal account of the Mexican Revolution. Written during the author’s time as a political prisoner in the famous penitentiary of Lecumberri in Mexico, it sold thousands of copies in its first edition, becoming widely accepted as the official textbook by history faculties in Mexico despite Gilly’s continued incarceration. It has gone through more than thirty editions in Mexico and been translated into French and Greek.This comprehensively revised and updated edition of the original text is now available with a foreword by Latin American history scholar Friedrich Katz and a new preface by the author. A true “people’s history,” The Mexican Revolution is a stirring, bottom-up account of an event whose reverberations are still felt throughout Latin America and the rest of the world....

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ISBN : 9781595581235
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 416 Pages
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The Mexican Revolution Reviews

  • Sal
    2019-05-22 03:17

    What ultimately made me give this book four stars rather than three (I debated between the two) is looking back on it in retrospect, how passionate it is. The author wrote this book as a political prisoner in a Mexico City jail during the 1960s, and the passion in which he described and analyzed the first great Revolution of the twentieth century sears through nearly every page. The excellent introduction to the book by Friedrich Katz points to the fact that this book gave a generation that was disillusioned with the idea of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920 (thanks to the oppressive, corrupt P.R.I political party that was running Mexico at the time this book was authored) a reintroduction to the true principles of the Revolution, and re-ignited their hopes in restoring what was seemingly lost in the decades the Revolution ended.That said, this is a very academic book. It contains lots facts and analysis, and therefore, can be a bit dry at times. However, the author does a great job of breaking down the complicated political scene that was going on alongside the armed struggles of the peasants against the ruling pro-capitalist bourgeoisie. Also, its a Marxist analysis, so those looking for a more well rounded approach may want to look elsewhere. However, I feel like this book gave me a very strong foundation in my understanding of this Movement, whose echoes reverberated throughout Latin America and the World in the 20th century, and continue to do so today. Its passionate history. Definitely not for everyone, but does more than serve its purpose.

  • Lucas Velazquez
    2019-04-24 23:21

    Increíble investigación. Adolfo Gilly indaga más allá de la historia oficial mexicana y detalla, a precisión, los movimientos políticos y sociales de la revolución mexicana. Una obra que requiere, a mi parecer, de un conocimiento previo de la historiografía mexicana, si bien, el autor es muy preciso al momento de dar detalles de los hechos, la obra no está hecha para dar un enfoque general del movimiento, al contrario, su enfoque en muy preciso, queriendo detallar, como dice el título de la obra, la razón por la que se considera es una "revolución interrumpida".Muy recomendable si te gusta la historia de México.

  • Meg
    2019-05-19 01:25

    This guy actually wrote this book while in prison for his political activities, which I think is a neat little fact. A marxist analysis, so of course there are some dubious conjectures which turn all peasant struggles into communist resistance movements...But there were indeed a lot anarchists and socialists involved in the Revolution, and leftist ideas definitely permeated the rhetoric of revolutionaries. I really enjoyed this analysis.

  • James
    2019-05-10 03:19

    A marxist look at the Mexican revolution. Good on so mayn levels. For one, it helped me understand how capitalism is formed out of an agrarian/feudal society. Also, it is a good look at he competing forces, interests, parties, and individuals of the Mexican Revolution. Can be dry at times and took me a few years to finish.

  • Ron Harris
    2019-05-12 19:18

    A pretty straightforward telling of the Mexican revolution by an author on the far left of center. The facts are laid out in a very readable manner, and he does a pretty good job of not letting his politics skew his writing.

  • Pedro García
    2019-04-30 00:16

    Una exhaustiva revisión de la revolución mejicana de 1910-20, desde una perspectiva marxista. Muy interesante.

  • Raymond F.
    2019-05-22 03:44

    Great for history buffs, but not a "pop" read. Helped me with my research though.

  • Sal Valdez
    2019-05-17 20:15

    i am really enjoying this book. appears to be a classic on the history of the mexican revolution. as i had family members involved in that rebellion i am personally hooked.