“Remarkably well balanced and sound . . . “
– The New Republic
Here, from award-winning historian Henry Bamford Parkes and the editors of American Heritage, is the dramatic story of Mexico – from the Aztecs, Maya, and other ancient peoples who gave birth to a vast civilization to the Spanish Conquest, the Mexican-American War, the Mexican Revolution, and Mexico’s role in World War II. Historian Parkes brings vividly to life the legendary figures Montezuma, Cortés, Santa Anna, Juárez, Maximilian, Díaz, Pancho Villa, and Zapata.