Tag Archives: Mexico

Fire and Blood

Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico © 1973 T.R. Fehrenbach675 pages Fire and Blood is an epic history of Mexico, one that begins at the dawn of time and takes its time moving on.  Case in point: the 20th century is … Continue reading

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House of Rain

House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest© 2007 Craig Childs482 pages Throughout the southwest United States and northern Mexico there are ruins from a people long gone, people remembered as the Anasazi. The name is not … Continue reading

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The Black Ice

The Black Ice© 1993 Michael Connelly336 pages A body discovered in a sleazy motel on Christmas Eve connects a handful of otherwise dead cases, and sets Detective Harry Bosch against his own department, culminating in the pursuit of a half-chance … Continue reading

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The Irish Soldiers of Mexico

The Irish Soldiers of Mexico© 1997 Michael Hogan298 pages And it was there in the pueblos and the hillsidesThat I saw the mistake I had madePart of a conquering army, with the morals of a bayonet brigadeAnd amidst all these … Continue reading

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The Mexican Frontier

The Mexican Frontier 1821 – 1846: The American Southwest Under Mexico©  1982 David Weber (University of New Mexico Press)440 pages In 1821, the people of Mexico declared their independence from Spain, recognizing that its Napoleonic straits meant that the mother … Continue reading

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El Narco

El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency© 2012 Ioan Grillo336 pages El Paso, Texas, can boast one of the lowest metropolitan crime rates in the United States. Immediately opposite it on the Rio Grande, however,  Ciudad Juarez, has until recently been … Continue reading

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Drone

Drone©  2013432 pages In El Paso, Texas, the raging narco-wars between drug trafficking gangs in Mexico has bled over into American streets — claiming the life of the American president’s son.  Having run on a platform of balancing the budget … Continue reading

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