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Lake Chapala Through the Ages, an Anthology of Travellers' Tales [Kindle Edition]

Tony Burton , Rosemary Chan
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Book Description

Award-winning author explores the fascinating history of the Lake Chapala region in Mexico, now one of the most popular retirement area for Americans and Canadians.
A unique collection of extracts from more than fifty original sources dating back to the sixteenth century is enhanced by insightful and entertaining commentary. Poets, friars, travelers, exiles and scientists overcome bandits and natural disasters to offer captivating tales of courage, greed, delight, unexpected triumphs and much, much more.

Editorial Reviews


Ambitious and encyclopaedic; well organized and engagingly presented --Richard Perry, Author and Publisher, colonial-mexico

A must-read, full of little-known facts; a brilliant anthology that reveals Lake Chapala in a whole new light. --David McLaughlin, Publisher, Mexico Connect

Product Details

  • File Size: 1335 KB
  • Print Length: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Sombrero Books (February 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007FZ681I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,401,344 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful book November 30, 2013
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This is a delightful little book that will be a perfect read for someone visiting the Lake Chapala area of Mexico. The travellers' tales date between 1530 and 1910, so don't expect recent history or comment on the present condition of the area as a home to thousands of U.S. and Canadian ex-pats and retirees. Do expect some interesting insights and wonderful descriptions of the area. Burton has done a great job of adding introductions and explanatory comments on the entries. I lived on Lake chapala in the mid-1960s during the time that I was carrying out an archaeological project for my doctoral dissertation. I have carried the beauty of the place in my heart for 40 years. I recommend this little book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lake Chapala September 4, 2012
By Mitch
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very interesting historical perspective of the lake chapala area - I really enjoyed the book and recommend it to expats living in the area
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4.0 out of 5 stars Must Read for those wanting to know the context April 16, 2012
What a fine effort for those struggling to put Lake Chapala into some kind of perspective. It's a fascinating place for those who see it, and a popular destination for American retirees looking for a grand place to park. What this book does so well is to sort through history to put the current spot into some sort of context for the visitor. The author/editor clips bits and pieces from the first observations in print, and even provides some context for understanding the area's role in the history of a struggling nation. It's a thorough collection of bits in print providing nice perspective from indian chiefs and friars to rebellious pursuers of national independence and entrepreneurs aiming (and often failing) with versions of 'development'. Charming book for those interested in the area.
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Tony Burton, born and educated in the UK, first visited Mexico in 1977. He subsequently lived and worked full-time in Mexico (as a writer, educator and ecotour specialist) for almost 18 years. He continues to revisit Mexico regularly since relocating with his wife and children to Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
He specializes in non-fiction about Mexico, related to geography, history, economics, ecology and natural history.


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