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By T. R. Fehrenbach

Mexican historical past involves existence during this “fascinating” paintings by way of the writer of Lone celebrity: A background of Texas and the Texans (The Christian technological know-how Monitor).

Fire & Blood brilliantly depicts the succession of tribes and societies that experience variously known as Mexico their domestic, their battleground, and their legacy. this can be the story of the indigenous those who cast from this rugged terrain a wide-ranging civilization; of the Olmec, Maya, Toltec, and Aztec dynasties, which exercised their refined powers via forms and faith; of the Spanish conquistadors, whose arrival heralded demise, disorder, and a brand new imaginative and prescient of continental domination. writer T. R. Fehrenbach connects those threads with the tale of modern day, self sustaining Mexico, a proud state suffering to stability its traditions opposed to possibilities that regularly appear tantalizingly out of reach.
From the Mesoamerican empires to the Spanish Conquest and the Mexican Revolution, peopled by way of the mythical personalities of Mexican history—Montezuma, Cortés, Santa Anna, Juárez, Maximilian, Díaz, Pancho Villa, and Zapata—Fire & Blood is a “deftly prepared and well-researched” paintings of renowned historical past (Library Journal).

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