Happy New Year! Just posted: A Conversation with M.M. McAllen, which is number 8 in my occasional podcast series "Conversations with Other Writers," about her magnificent narrative history Maximilian and Carlota: Europe's Last Empire in Mexico, published by Trinity University Press in 2014.
"A deeply researched book about a period of Mexican history that, while vital for understanding modern Mexico and its relations with the United States and Europe, is of perhaps unparalleled cultural, political, and military complexity for such a short period."
William H. Beezeley, coeditor of The Oxford History of Mexico says:
"A thorough, complete history of Mexico's second empire. The author leaves nothing untouched."
And Luis Alberto Urrea says:
"M.M. McAllen has written an important book that not only reads like a novel of fantastic inventions but is key to understanding the soul of Mexico today."
> Listen in to this podcast any time here.
I'll be posting a complete transcript shortly.
>Visit M.M. McAllen at her website www.mmmcallen.com
> Listen in to all the other Conversations with Other Writers and/or read their transcripts here.