Insurgent Mexico

John REED (1887 - 1920)

In the autumn of 1913 John Reed was sent to Mexico by the Metropolitan Magazine to report the Mexican Revolution. He shared the perils of Pancho Villa's army for four months, present with Villa's Constitutional Army when it defeated Federal forces at Torreón, opening the way for its advance on Mexico City. Reed's time with the Villistas resulted in a series of outstanding magazine articles that brought Jack a national reputation as a war correspondent. Reed deeply sympathized with the plight of the peons and vehemently opposed American intervention, which came shortly after he left. Jack adored Villa, while Carranza left him cold. Jack's Mexican reports were later republished in book form as Insurgent Mexico, which appeared in 1914. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): History , Memoirs, Modern (20th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Dedication; On the Border TriciaG
00:15:01
Play 01 01 - Urbina’s Country Jeff Yelle
00:14:09
Play 02 02 - The Lion of Durango at Home Jeff Yelle
00:11:18
Play 03 03 - The General Goes to War Kenji Yamada
00:10:04
Play 04 04 - La Tropa on the March Kenji Yamada
00:19:18
Play 05 05 - White Nights at Zarca Kenji Yamada
00:11:48
Play 06 06 - 'Quien Vive?' Kenji Yamada
00:10:05
Play 07 07 - An Outpost of the Revolution Anise
00:09:46
Play 08 08 - The Five Musketeers Anise
00:13:30
Play 09 09 - The Last Night Patrick Wells
00:09:43
Play 10 10 - The Coming of the Colorados Patrick Wells
00:11:57
Play 11 11 - Meester's Flight rebcult
00:25:46
Play 12 12 - Elizabetta rebcult
00:18:42
Play 13 13 - Villa Accepts A Medal Snapdragon
00:06:04
Play 14 14 - The Rise of a Bandit Snapdragon
00:08:40
Play 15 15 - A Peon in Politics Snapdragon
00:13:21
Play 16 16 - The Human Side Snapdragon
00:05:38
Play 17 17 - The Funeral of Abram Gonzales Snapdragon
00:05:31
Play 18 18 - Villa and Carranza Snapdragon
00:03:59
Play 19 19 - The Rules of War Snapdragon
00:08:09
Play 20 20 - The Dream of Pancho Villa Snapdragon
00:02:15
Play 21 21 - Dona Luisa's Hotel Ann Boulais
00:07:59
Play 22 22 - Duello a la Frigada Ann Boulais
00:13:08
Play 23 23 - Saved by a Wrist-watch Ann Boulais
00:05:17
Play 24 24 - Symbols of Mexico Ann Boulais
00:12:54
Play 25 25 - 'On to Torreon!' Jeff Yelle
00:07:52
Play 26 26 - The Army at Yermo Jeff Yelle
00:13:05
Play 27 27 - First Blood April Gonzales
00:07:06
Play 28 28 - On the Cannon Car Patti Cunningham
00:14:14
Play 29 29 - At the Gates of Gomez Jacob Paul Starr
00:07:23
Play 30 30 - The Companeros Reappear doonaboon
00:08:27
Play 31 31 - The Bloody Dawn Patti Cunningham
00:12:49
Play 32 32 - The Artillery Comes Up Jacob Paul Starr
00:08:24
Play 33 33 - Battle Jacob Paul Starr
00:14:21
Play 34 34 - Between Attacks Margaret Espaillat
00:14:00
Play 35 35 - An Outpost in Action Margaret Espaillat
00:11:39
Play 36 36 - Contreras' Men Assault rebcult
00:07:26
Play 37 37 - A Night Attack rebcult
00:11:52
Play 38 38 - The Fall of Gomez Palacio rebcult
00:11:47
Play 39 39 - Carranza - An Impression TriciaG
00:26:32
Play 40 40 - El Cosmopolita TriciaG
00:13:07
Play 41 41 - Happy Valley TriciaG
00:31:06
Play 42 42 - Los Pastores TriciaG
00:32:40