The Last Caudillo: Alvaro Obregón and the Mexican Revolution

The Last Caudillo: Alvaro Obregón and the Mexican Revolution

Author(s): Jürgen Buchenau

Published Online: 23 MAR 2012 10:58AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405199025

Online ISBN: 9781444397192

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397192

Series Editor(s): Jürgen Buchenau

About this Book

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 past
  • Represents the most analytical and up-to-date study of caudillo/military strongman rule
  • Sheds 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 Mexico
  • Offers new insights into the role of leadership, the nature of revolution, and the complex forces that helped shape modern Mexico

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