• Fred Patten Reviews Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles Author:  John Mack Faragher Publisher:  W. W. Norton & Company ISBN-10:  0-3930-5136-6 ISBN-13:  978-0-3930-5136-0 I am a lifelong resident of Los Angeles.  There is very little published about the history of this city; nothing to match the few 1850s issues of the Los Angeles Star that […] Fred Patten No responses February 28, 2016
  • Because…VIKINGS! HISTORY’S Hit Drama Series VIKINGS Returns to Raid San Diego Comic Con 2014 with Panel and Appearances by Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Alexander Ludwig and Creator Michael Hirst   New York, New York – July 7, 2014 – HISTORY®’s hit scripted drama series VIKINGS returns to San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July 25 with several exciting opportunities […] Gina Ruiz No responses July 7, 2014
  • Fred Patten Reviews Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration. The Stories – The Movies – The Art.   Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration. The Stories – The Movies – The Art. Author: Scott Tracy Griffin. Introduction by Ron Ely. Publisher: Titan Books ISBN-10: 1-7811-6169-0 ISBN-13: 978-1-7811-6169-2 Tarzan of the Apes, the first Tarzan novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, was published in October 1912. Titan Books has won the authorization and full cooperation of […] Fred Patten No responses November 25, 2012
  • Battlefields of Honor: American Civil War Reenactors   Author: Mark Elson Hardcover: 176 pages Publisher: Merrell Publishers (September 18, 2012) ISBN-10: 185894578X ISBN-13: 978-1858945781 If not for the title of the book, I would have thought I was gazing into the richly colored past, such are the quality and beauty of the photographs. The photographs and narrative are wonderful and provide  a […] Gina Ruiz No responses October 28, 2012
  • Shannon Muir Reviews The Woman Who Loved Jesse James The Woman Who Loved Jesse James Author: Cindi Myers Publisher: Bell Bridge Books ISBN: 10: 1611940826 ISBN: 13: 978-1611940824 ASIN: B0072NM18W Jesse James is heralded as one of the most notorious outlaws in American history, but much less discussed is the fact he had a wife and children and what life must have been like […] ShMuir No responses March 22, 2012
  • In Memory of the Fallen, Tlatelolco 1968 Tlatlelolco 1968. The Olympics were coming to Mexico City. The university students of Mexico who wanted to make a difference in their government, in their country, in their world were on fire with idealism. They papered streets with flyers printed secretly. They marched. They met in houses, coffee shops, and libraries to speak, to plan […] Gina Ruiz No responses October 2, 2008
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Book Give-away In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct 15) Hachette Book Group USA has rounded up a collection of their best books that celebrate Hispanic Americans and have offered me the opportunity to give away five sets here on AmoXcalli.  These are exciting titles and wonderful books so I expect a stampede. The contest starts […] Gina Ruiz 5 responses September 16, 2008
  • Fred Patten Reviews: Orwell Subverted: The CIA and the Filming of Animal Farm Orwell Subverted: The CIA and the Filming of Animal Farm Author: Daniel J. Leab Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press ISBN 10: 0-271-02978-1 ?ISBN 13: 978-0-271-02978-8 George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the famous allegory about British farm animals whose attempt to create a republic based on animal equality is subverted by the pigs. “All animals are […] Fred Patten No responses June 13, 2007
  • Diego DiegoAuthor: Jonah WinterIllustrator: Jeanette WinterPublisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; Bilingual edition (January 9, 2007) ISBN-10: 0679919872 ISBN-13: 978-0679919872 Diego is an information packed little picture book that focuses on the young life of famed Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera. The book tells the story of Diego as a little boy, struggling with school and how […] Gina Ruiz No responses March 16, 2007
  • Ringside Seat to a Revolution Title: Ringside Seat to a RevolutionAuthor: David Dorado RomoPublisher: Cinco Puntos PressISBN: 03854253090-938317-91-1 Ringside Seat to a Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso and Juarez : 1983-1923 by David Dorado Romo El Paso/Ciudad Juarez was a big deal in my family. It was where my great grandparents walked to from Abasolo, Guanajuato when […] Gina Ruiz No responses December 17, 2006
  • Las Soldaderas Las Soldaderas: Women of the Mexican Revolution by Elena Poniatowska Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press http://www.cincopuntos.com/ ISBN: 1-933693-04-5 Originally published in Mexico as Las Soldaderas, a coedition of Ediciones ERA and Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, © copyright 1999 Anyone who knows me even just a bit knows that Elena Poniatowska is my favorite author […] Gina Ruiz No responses December 10, 2006
  • Massacre in Mexico Writing the review for Paco Ignacio Taibo’s book, “68 made me start thinking about another book I read years ago on Tlatelolco – Elena Poniatowska’s masterpiece entitled Massacre in Mexico. I went over to my shelf and pulled it down to re-read it. Wow! It still packs a punch and makes a deep impact. Elena […] Gina Ruiz No responses September 2, 2005