The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 71, July 1967 - April, 1968

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

excellent introductory studies of the Mexican charro and the United
States cowboy, plus the literature associated with them. The text has
been rewritten but not extended chronologically beyond the original
limits. Notes have been moved from the back of the book to the
bottom of the page, and the addition of a well-balanced introduction
by Professor Thomas F. McGann, the expansion and updating of the
splendid bibliography, and the addition of an index, plus the enlarged
format, have elevated this edition from a handsome living room con-
versation piece to an excellent research tool for the beginner who is
seeking an orientation in the hippic history and literature of the
Americas.
Should one desire to pursue the subject further (and who could
resist such an attractive introduction to the subject?) one can study to
his heart's content in Tinker's own library and collection, which he
most generously presented to the Humanities Research Center of the
University of Texas at Austin.
Texas Christian University MALCOLM D. McLEAN
Mexican Rebel: Pascual Orozco and the Mexican Revolution,
191o-gZ95. By Michael C. Meyer. Lincoln (University of
Nebraska Press), 1967. $5.50.
Because he supported Madero in the critical first two years of the
Mexican Revolution, then turned against him and supported Huerta,
Orozco has aroused greater fury than if he had never been on the
"right side." Professor Meyer's purpose is to shed some light on a
confusing and turbulent five-year period of Mexican history. In this
he has been quite successful, for he avoided the trap of too many
biographers, and did not become an advocate of Orozco and try to
defend his every action. Much that Orozco did would be difficult to
justify, especially his support for Huerta.
Orozco was born in Chihuahua in 1882. As a conductor of mule
trains he became well acquainted with all parts of the state, modestly
wealthy, and widely respected. In 1910 he joined the revolution
against Porfirio Diaz, and early in 1911 Madero named him colonel,
then brigadier general. When Madero decided to call off the attack
on Ciudad Juirez, Orozco and Villa ignored the order, for the city was
vital as a point of entry for arms and ammunition. It was a key victory
for the revolutionary cause, and it stimulated uprisings elsewhere that

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