The General and the Jaguar: Pershing's Hunt for Pancho Villa: A True Story of Revolution and Revenge

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U of Nebraska Press, 2007 M11 1 - 403 páginas
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On the cold, dark night of March 9, 1916, Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa?el jaguar?and his band of marauders crossed the border and raided the tiny town of Columbus, New Mexico. It was a vicious surprise attack, ending with corpses piled in the streets and psychological wounds that would last a lifetime. Suspects were rounded up, trials were held, and a virulent backlash against persons of Mexican origin erupted. General John ?Black Jack? Pershing was told to assemble a small army, head into Mexico, and get Villa, dead or alive. The last hurrah for the U.S. cavalry, the ?Punitive Expedition? marked America?s first use of armored tanks, airplanes, and trucks against an enemy. One of the deputies Pershing would choose was a recent West Point graduate named George Patton. The expedition brought the United States and Mexico to the brink of war, but it also restored greatness to both prey and predator. More than a classic account of the war for control of the West, The General and the Jaguar is a brilliant chronicle of obsession and revenge and a dual portrait of John Pershing and Pancho Villa, two of the greatest military minds of all time.

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THE GENERAL AND THE JAGUAR: Pershing's Hunt for Pancho Villa: A True Story of Revolution and Revenge

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Add Columbus, N.M., to the roster of attacks on unwitting American civilians.Americans of 1916 might have wondered why "they" hate us, too. As Welsome (The Plutonium Files, 1999) explains, Pancho ... Leer comentario completo

The general and the jaguar: Pershing's hunt for Pancho Villa: a true story of revolution and revenge

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On March 9, 1916, a band of Mexican guerrillas led by Pancho Villa crossed the border and raided Columbus, NM, killing several U.S. soldiers and civilians. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Welsome ... Leer comentario completo

Contenido

A Microbe Challenges an Elephant
13
A Diverting Brute
31
Veracruz
42
Downhill
49
Tell President Wilson to Save You
62
Only One Chance to Die
71
Rumors Warnings and Telegrams
81
Villa Is Coming Tonight for Sure
97
Jerked to Jesus
249
A Ripe Pear
260
A Terrible Blunder
270
Whore Dust and a Rabid Dog
287
An Old Colonel
299
A Reborn Town
304
Victims or Bandits?
311
Death Comes for the Horsemen
318

The Fiddler Plays
108
Very Unnatural Deaths
136
To the End of the Furrow
155
Sunburn Frostbite and Blisters
173
Pershings Indigestion
197
No One to Seek For
225
Gasoline Baths and Confessions
237
Acknowledgments
336
Casualties of the Columbus Raid
338
Chronology
340
Notes
341
Selected Bibliography
387
Index
394
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Eileen Welsome is a Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist. Her first book, The Plutonium Files: America's Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War, was the recipient of two PEN awards.

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