Santa Anna of Mexico

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U of Nebraska Press, 1 בדצמ׳ 2007 - 501 עמודים
The Santa Anna is an intelligent, dynamic, yet reluctant leader, ingeniously deceptive at times, courageous and patriotic at others. This book provides a picture of Santa Anna's life, with new insights into his activities in his bailiwick of Veracruz and in his numerous military engagements.

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My family owns a ranch in south Texas, within 100 miles of the Mexican border. Recently, it occurred to me that I knew very little about Mexican history. I knew that it was previously inhabited by the ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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In this unabashedly revisionist biography, Fowler (Latin American studies, Univ. of St. Andrews, Scotland; Mexico in the Age of Proposals, 1821-1853) presents Santa Anna not as a politician but as a ... קרא סקירה מלאה


1 Between the Volcano and the Sea 17941810
2 An Officer and a Gentleman 18101821
3 Liberator of Veracruz Founder of the Republic18211823
The Making of a Caudillo 18231832
4 A Federalist on the Periphery 18231825
5 Among the Jarochos 18251828
6 General of Tricks 18281832
The Returns of the Phoenix 18321841
10 The Santanista Project 18411844
11 Our Man in Havana 18441846
12 The MexicanAmerican War 18461848
The Autumn of the Patriarch 18491876
13 The Man Who Would Be King 18491855
14 The General in His Labyrinth 18561876
A Good Mexican

7 The Absentee President 18321835
8 The Warrior President 18351837
9 The Landowner President 18371841
A Road Paved with Good Intentions 18411848
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עמוד 287 - I have lived long enough : my way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf ; And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have ; but, in their stead, Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath, Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.
עמוד 252 - US, and that in adjusting a boundary between the two countries the Del Norte should be the Western Texas line, and the Colorado of the West down through the Bay of San Francisco to the Sea should be the Mexican line on the North...
עמוד xxiii - In a little while entered General Santa Anna himself ; a gentlemanly, good-looking, quietly-dressed, rather melancholy-looking person, with one leg, apparently somewhat of an invalid, and to us the most interesting person in the group. He has a sallow complexion, fine dark eyes, soft and penetrating, and an interesting expression of face.
עמוד xxiii - Knowing nothing of his past history, one would have said a philosopher, living in dignified retirement, one who had tried the world, and found that all was vanity, one who had suffered ingratitude, and who, if he were ever persuaded to emerge from his retreat, would only do so, Cincinnatus-like, to benefit his country.
עמוד 93 - Anna, tall, thin, and, at that early hour of the morning, dressed to receive us in clear white muslin, with white satin shoes, and with very splendid diamond earrings, brooch, and rings. She was very polite, and introduced her daughter Guadalupe, a miniature of her mamma, in features and costume.
עמוד 356 - I assembled my officers and laid down my plan, and it was carried into effect without any more words.
עמוד 6 - There are some old churches, a very old convent of Franciscan monks, and a well-supplied marketplace. Everywhere there are flowers — roses creeping over the old walls, Indian girls making green garlands for the virgin and saints, flowers in the shops, flowers at the windows, but, above all, everywhere one of the most splendid mountain views in the world. The Cofre de Perote, with its dark pine forests and gigantic chest (a rock of porphyry which takes that form), and the still loftier snow-white...
עמוד 131 - He survived fourteen attempts on his life, seventy-three ambushes, and a firing squad. He lived through a dose of strychnine in his coffee that was enough to kill a horse. He refused the Order of Merit, which the President of the Republic awarded him. He rose to...
עמוד 94 - En attendant, breakfast was announced. The Senora de Santa Anna led me in. C n was placed at the head of the table, I on his right, Santa Anna opposite, the Senora on my right. The breakfast was very handsome, consisting of innumerable Spanish dishes, meat and vegetables, fish and fowl, fruits and sweetmeats, all served in white and gold French porcelain, with coffee, wines, &c.

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Will Fowler is a professor of Latin American studies at the University of St. Andrews. His books include Mexico in the Age of Proposals, 1821–1853, Tornel and Santa Anna: The Writer and the Caudillo, Mexico, 1795–1853, and Latin America, 1800–2000.

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