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by Sam Quinones

Download True Tales from Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino, and the Bronx ePub
  • ISBN 0826322956
  • ISBN13 978-0826322951
  • Language English
  • Author Sam Quinones
  • Publisher University of New Mexico Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2001)
  • Pages 344
  • Formats docx doc mobi lrf
  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Humanities
  • Size ePub 1343 kb
  • Size Fb2 1108 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 851

Chalino Sanchez was a migrant worker who became a underground singer of narcocorridos -- ballads about drug smugglers - until his murder, which remains unsolved. Then he became a legend.Two traveling salesmen plied their wares in a sweltering small town. The next day they were hanging from the town's bandstand lynched by a mob, a thousand strong.

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Sam Quinones is a long-time journalist and author of 3 books of narrative . He spent 10 years before that as a freelance journalist in Mexico.

Sam Quinones is a long-time journalist and author of 3 books of narrative nonfiction. He worked for the LA Times for 10 years. In 2007, he published Antonio's. Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration.

Journalist Sam Quinones lived in Mexico for 10 years, publishing two books of narrative nonfiction about the country. In 2001 he published a highly acclaimed collection of stories about contemporary Mexico, True Tales from Another Mexico: the Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino and the Bronx (UNM Press). In 2007, he published Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration (UNM Press).

Poor Mexico," lamented the dictator Porfirio Díaz, "so far from God and so close to the United States. Echoing Porfirio, most Americans writing on Mexico portray it as a pitiable place, impoverished, corrupt, and hopeless. Today, the songs are worth millions.

If Mexico's idea of the United States as a bloated and heartless empire is an exaggeration of historical truths, so is our equally outrageous claim that our southern neighbors are superstitious invaders who come only to steal jobs and benefits that rightly belong to our progressive, hardworking citizens

The book recounts a small-town lynching of two traveling salesmen and how a village of ranchers invented one of Mexico’s greatest business models – popsicle shops, which are now everywhere part of the country’s landscape. There’s the stunning story of Zeus Garcia, a bus boy in Santa Monica and the Michael Jordan of Oaxacan Indian basketball players

As journalist Sam Quinones convincingly demonstrates, much of Mexico was already changing before the July 2000 .

As journalist Sam Quinones convincingly demonstrates, much of Mexico was already changing before the July 2000 presidential elections which ousted the PRI and presented the world with President-elect Vincente Fox. Fox's victory marked the triumph of another Mexico, a vital, energetic, and creative Mexico tracked by Quinones for over six years. This book expands our knowledge of modern Mexico many times over.

Tell us if something is incorrect. Keen observation and astute interviews lead journalist Sam Quinones on the quest to find the authentic modern Mexico-both in Mexico and East . and other parts of the . We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. True Tales from Another Mexico. University of New Mexico Press.

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Wen
A must read for anybody interested in Mexico.
Look, I've lived in Mexico 25 years, written novels about it, covered it for newspapers. Much of it on "beats" similar to the stories here: Sinaloa, narcos, backwoods legends, etc. And I have to say, in between nodding with pleasure that a big press girngo book got things right, I would be startled at times to run across thing I hadn't known until Quinones nosed them out and wrote them up in his usual undertated, dead-on style.
If you want to know Mexico below the surface, toss this in your bookbag with "Distant Neighbors".
Felolv
I am Mexican American and so often I feel like I and my Mexican friends are talking past each other even though we both speak Spanish. They tell me I don't know Mexico and after reading this book they are right. I could never imagine the true Mexico and I understand why they chose the USA.
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
Having recently read Quinones' Dreamland and loved it, I eagerly bought this book. But I found these stories overly detailed and the characters or towns unworthy of the depth in which Quinones described them. Most of all, Quinones' obsession with PRI and insistence on making it a sidebar in nearly every story got old very quickly, turning what might have been mildly interesting character studies into tirades.
Juce
This book is fantastic. I don't often actually buy non-fiction because I usually don't plan to re-read it. This is a rare exception. Quinones is 1st & foremost a great storyteller. You'd hardly notice that it's all true if it weren't for the fact that these tales are simply too good to be fiction. Quinones has a knack for noticing the seemingly invisible. The best example being the tale of Chalino Sanchez (who graces the cover). How could someone who completely misses the U.S. radar of popular culture become a folk hero and single-handedly create a musical genre selling millions of copies of albums in the process & then having at least 1,500 songs written about him? Quinones manages to make it sound perfectly believable. If you're anything like me you'll be mesmerized by these essays.
Kitaxe
Another book requested upon. The person i got this book for really loves it! There are real happy that i purchased it for them
Heri
A good, clear picture of the culture, the individuals who make Mexico a distinctive place.
Roru
Good transaction, everything as promised. Thanks.
Very good book and keeps you waiting to read.