: Biografia del poder/ A Biography of Power: Caudillos de la Revolucion de Mexico) (Spanish Edition) (): Enrique Krauze: Books. Enrique Krauze Kleinbort widely known as Enrique Krauze, is a Mexican public intellectual, . ”Biografía del poder”, en ocho volúmenes: I. “Porfirio Díaz. Místico . Enrique Krauze. · Rating details · 13 ratings · 1 review. Biografía del poder, centrada en la historia mexicana de la primera mitad del siglo XX, constituye el.

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He has been a member of the Mexican Academy of History since In biogrsfia founded what has become a prominent cultural magazine Letras Libreswhich is distributed in several Spanish-speaking countries. Want to Read saving…. Hector Hernandez marked it as to-read Jun 21, There are also fascinating minor characters such as Ganzalo N.

Biografía del poder (Edición revisada): De Francisco I. Madero a Lázaro Cárdenas

September 17, in Mexico Citywidely known as Enrique Krauze, biobrafia a Mexican public intellectual, historian, essayist, critic, producer, and publisher. I give you fair warning. Highly recommend for anyone interested in Mexican history. Let us just say that the fact that a history becomes popular should not necessarily discount of it as light weight.

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It’s a terrific overview biogrzfia Mexican history through the lives of the people who were its main actors. I found it interesting due to the continual struggle for power that has marked biogfafia country since its Revolution.

Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of caudillos from the insurgent priests in to Porfirio and the Revolution in Because of its style, comprehensiveness and clarity I would certainly not look anywhere krause for an introductory survey history. Given the centralization of the country’s political, economic and cultural life, these fellows’ biographies and a few more are all you need to have a pretty good understanding of the broad contours and a lot of the details of Mexican life from before the Revolution through WWII.


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Krauze clearly cares deeply about his country – this tends to come through more in the last part of the book as he was alive to live through those events. This proved difficult to keep up with as, for instance, during the tumultuous s and s, each time he started a new chapter about someone like Venustiano Carranza, for instance the reader gets transported back to the person’s birth and has to move forward through events that were already described all be it from different viewpoints to the present time of the chapter.

But these fears indicate that all North Americans should be interested in Mexico.

Biografía del poder (Edición revisada): De Francisco I. Madero a Lázaro Cárdenas by Enrique Krauze

The biografiia is a great introduction to the presidents and leaders of Mexico since So perhaps Mexico will one day become a truly democratic society. Juan is currently reading it May 20, And therein lies the serious value of the book beyond the grand entertainment that it provides. Especially for someone not very familiar with Mexican History, this tended to make many of the leaders from around this time sort of blend together.

Enrique Krauze’s explicit response to this, although he would not necessarily disagree on principle, is that it is impossible to understand the history of modern Mexico without a profound grasp of the personalities involved. Do not say that I did not warn you at the beginning.

I have long been puzzled by the seemingly oxymoronic name of the political ebrique that has dominated Mexican politics since the Revolution, the PRI, the “Institutional Revolutionary Party.

Oct 13, Marc Wallach rated it it was amazing.

After a long period of rule by Porfirio Diaz 34 yearsthe Revolution in resulted in two decades of the most unstable political situation that one could enruque. Overthrows, executions, exiles, bloody drawn-out local and regional wars, and a continuous revolving door of dictators characterized this period. Two months later in November the Revolution starts and Diaz is gone.


Mexico Biography of Power by Enrique Krauze

Disfrute mucho esta lectura. Jul 11, Lauraathie rated it liked it.

This work enrque information about the leaders of Mexico from an inside perspective. Before reading this, you might think pages of viografia biography would be dull. Refresh and try again. This biography is divided into sections based on the time period. The revolution of could have resulted in the destruction of the hacienda system and a genuinely democratic society, but turned instead into an institutionalized version of the Porfirio Diaz regime, giving only lip service to land and labor reform but existing in reality primarily to serve the interests of the ruling classes.

Jul 05, Derek rated it it was ok.

And in Mexico, the main actors determined a whole lot more than they determine in other less centralized, less classist countries. Two stars as history, four stars as machismo fever dream. Hernan marked it as to-read Oct 23, Americans, in particular, do worse than to know more about their great southern neighbor. The climax of the book–not the end, folks, the climax –is the slaughter of hundreds of students–nobody yet knows the number–in Plaza de Tlatelolco in that incredible year worldwide, Open Preview See a Problem?