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Review of Dr. Michael Hogan's latest book "Abraham Lincoln and Mexico - A history of courage, intrigue and unlikely friendships"

Cover image of Dr. Michael Hogan's Abraham Lincoln and Mexico.
The United States and Mexico struggled through volatile years of suffering and carnage to become unified nations. Michael Hogan’s thoroughly researched and passionately written "Abraham Lincoln and Mexico" is a thought-provoking read that covers part of that struggle from 1822, when Americans settlers first arrived on Mexican territory, to 1867, when Mexico finally freed itself from France’s intrusion into its territory. With so much misleading information written about the Mexican-American War (between 1846 and 1848), lies repeated often enough gets sucked into people’s minds as truth, and the burden of proof rests on the lone voice that shouts, “The Emporer has no clothes.” The nineteenth century was a turbulent period in American and Mexican history. For anyone interested in Mexican-American history or how the game of politics is played, it’s an enlightening read. This is particularly true in light of the political landscape of both counrtries into 2017. Rita Pomade

Review of Dr. Michael Hogan's latest book "Abraham Lincoln and Mexico - A history of courage, intrigue and unlikely friendships" Reviewed by Rita Pomade

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