Friday, October 31, 2008

Burro Hall Book Club

Richard Grabman, otherwise known as That Cranky MexFiles Guy Whose Comments On This Blog Outnumber Our Original Postings, has put the finishing touches on Gods, Gachupines and Gringos: A People’s History of Mexico, 480 pages of straight talkin' coverage of "the relationship between Mexico and the outside world… from the Olmecs to 2006." A history, in other words, of Mexican civilization from beginning to end. We urge you not only to read it and memorize it (there'll be a quiz), but - because people sometimes forget that "professional writer" means "this is what I do for a living" - to pre-order it from the publisher (via paypal at, which gets you free shipping and him a greater share of the pesos. Everybody wins!

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