John Reed's reportage of his days with the Mexican guerillas under Pancho Villa established him as a top journalist of his time. Here, in a collection first published by Reed himself in 1914, is captured the verve and spirit of the Mexican peon rising from ages of repression. Reed's description of the desert marches, the battles, and the exploits of the tropa is among the classics of its genre. With a preface by Renato Leduc, a leading Mexican journalist who was a telegrapher with Villa's army at the time Reed sent his dispatches from Mexico.
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