TWENTY EPISODES IN THE LIFE OF PANCHO VILLA
Elias L. TorresAustin: Encino Press, 1973. xi,107pp. Frontis. of Villa. Bibliography. Glossary. Translated by Shelia M Ohlendorf. Originally published in Mexico in 1939, this is the first edition in English. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. This collection of vignettes reveals the quirks in Villa’s character which aroused either extreme hate or blind devotion. The author writes that Villa should be seen neither as “the genius of warfare to whom is owed the triumph of the revolution” nor as “a monster who fills Mexicans with shame,” but rather as “one of the most prominent figures of the upheavals of recent years, who will…go down in history.” Contains information on the Columbus, New Mexico raid and the Mexican Revolution. Also contains an interesting chapter on unexplained disappearance of writer Ambrose Bierce in Mexico. Interesting reading.