The book is very entertaining and very descriptive, especially in its initial two-thirds.
While not exactly beach reading, I would highly recommend this book for people with more than a casual (tourist) interest in Mexican history.
The book looks at Mexican history through the life stories of its leaders, and Krauze portrays them excellently and interestingly.
One really needs time to read this book. There is so much in this book and it takes spending time on each chapter to really get into that visualization mode common in good books to... Read morePublished 25 days ago by A. F.
Good information. Krause colors the narrative with his personal opinions.Published 5 months ago by Amazon customer
In the first part Krauze writes about the lives of the men who ruled Mexico or attempted to rule, from the first attempts at independence until the fall of Porfirio Diaz. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Eric Mascarin Perigault
This is probably the best political history of Mexico available in English. I already own two copies and I am delighted to be able to get one for my iPadPublished 13 months ago by Professor
Really great book about Mexican political history! Very well written, so it's easy to read even for non-native english speaker. Very well structured and analyzed events! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Anastasia
I prefer this excellent history of Mexico to other published histories for many reasons, not the least of which is that it was written by a leading Mexican intellectual, in... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jon L. Albee
The subject matter is well (beautifully) organized, chronologically and thematically, and helps me better
understand the anthropological aspects; cultural, religious,... Read more