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5.0 out of 5 stars This isn't about Osama, October 7, 2006
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This review is from: The General and the Jaguar: Pershing's Hunt for Pancho Villa: A True Story of Revolution & Revenge (Paperback)
The General and the Jaguar is an absorbing and instructive book. It reads like a novel and is hard to put down.

The first part of this book provides an informative survey of the history of Mexican governance in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Here Welsome sets the foundation for next part of the story - the events prior to and following the raid on Columbus, New Mexico in 1916.

She provides an interesting and compelling story of reprisal and politics that enlightened me regarding US-Mexico relations. She illuminates the mind-set of men caught up in their own egos while devastating the lives of innocents around them.

The final section of her book ties up the loose ends.

The General and the Jaguar is a very readable composite of a lot of research and data about this part of US history. It provides information but doesn't push you to conclusions.

I highly recommend this to anyone interested in US history that may have only a cursory understanding of US-Mexico relations.
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