The Last Caudillo by Jürgen Buchenau
Alvaro Obregn and the Mexican Revolution

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The Last Caudillo presents a brief biography of the life and times of General Alvaro Obregón, along with new insights into the Mexican Revolution and authoritarian rule in Latin America.Features a succinct biography of the life and times of a fascinating figure in Mexico's revolutionary pastRepresents the most analytical and up-to-date study of caudillo/military strongman ruleSheds new light on the networks and discourse practices that support rulers such as the Castros in Cuba and Hugo Chávez in Venezuela, and the emergence of modern MexicoOffers new insights into the role of leadership, the nature of revolution, and the complex forces that helped shape modern Mexico

About Jürgen Buchenau

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Jürgen Buchenau is Professor of History and Latin American Studies at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, where he is Chair of the History Department. He is the author or editor of several books on modern Latin American history, including Plutarco Elías Calles and the Mexican Revolution (2007), Tools of Progress: A German Merchant Family in Mexico City, 1865-Present (2004), and In the Shadow of the Giant: The Making of Mexico’s Central America Policy (1996).
Published August 2, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 232 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction

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