Insurgent Mexico


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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) (8 hr 47 min)

Chapters

00 - Dedication; On the Border 15:01 Read by TriciaG
01 - Urbina’s Country 14:09 Read by Jeff Yelle
02 - The Lion of Durango at Home 11:18 Read by Jeff Yelle
03 - The General Goes to War 10:04 Read by Kenji Yamada
04 - La Tropa on the March 19:18 Read by Kenji Yamada
05 - White Nights at Zarca 11:48 Read by Kenji Yamada
06 - 'Quien Vive?' 10:05 Read by Kenji Yamada
07 - An Outpost of the Revolution 9:46 Read by Anise
08 - The Five Musketeers 13:30 Read by Anise
09 - The Last Night 9:43 Read by Patrick Wells
10 - The Coming of the Colorados 11:57 Read by Patrick Wells
11 - Meester's Flight 25:46 Read by rebcult
12 - Elizabetta 18:42 Read by rebcult
13 - Villa Accepts A Medal 6:04 Read by Snapdragon
14 - The Rise of a Bandit 8:40 Read by Snapdragon
15 - A Peon in Politics 13:21 Read by Snapdragon
16 - The Human Side 5:38 Read by Snapdragon
17 - The Funeral of Abram Gonzales 5:31 Read by Snapdragon
18 - Villa and Carranza 3:59 Read by Snapdragon
19 - The Rules of War 8:09 Read by Snapdragon
20 - The Dream of Pancho Villa 2:15 Read by Snapdragon
21 - Dona Luisa's Hotel 7:59 Read by Ann Boulais
22 - Duello a la Frigada 13:08 Read by Ann Boulais
23 - Saved by a Wrist-watch 5:17 Read by Ann Boulais
24 - Symbols of Mexico 12:54 Read by Ann Boulais
25 - 'On to Torreon!' 7:52 Read by Jeff Yelle
26 - The Army at Yermo 13:05 Read by Jeff Yelle
27 - First Blood 7:06 Read by April Gonzales
28 - On the Cannon Car 14:14 Read by Patti Cunningham
29 - At the Gates of Gomez 7:23 Read by Jacob Paul Starr
30 - The Companeros Reappear 8:27 Read by doonaboon
31 - The Bloody Dawn 12:49 Read by Patti Cunningham
32 - The Artillery Comes Up 8:24 Read by Jacob Paul Starr
33 - Battle 14:21 Read by Jacob Paul Starr
34 - Between Attacks 14:00 Read by Margaret Espaillat
35 - An Outpost in Action 11:39 Read by Margaret Espaillat
36 - Contreras' Men Assault 7:26 Read by rebcult
37 - A Night Attack 11:52 Read by rebcult
38 - The Fall of Gomez Palacio 11:47 Read by rebcult
39 - Carranza - An Impression 26:32 Read by TriciaG
40 - El Cosmopolita 13:07 Read by TriciaG
41 - Happy Valley 31:06 Read by TriciaG
42 - Los Pastores 32:40 Read by TriciaG