...a competent historian [and] raconteur...a fetchingly suspenseful text, laden with the power of mystery...highly recommended. --Dr. Craig W. Nickisch, Professor Emeritus, Idaho State University


It's about time the definitive book about the Battle of Puebla is available for history buffs on both sides of the border.--John Troesser, Editor, Texas Escapes Online Magazine


 ...  very readable ...  story on the French intervention in Mexico ... great usefulness to readers who want to want to know how ... Cinco de Mayo fits into the ...  struggle to keep Mexico from becoming a European colony. [Don Miles] brings out many human and colorful aspects  ... often lost in traditionally technical histories. His intimate knowledge of the Mexican culture is reflected in all that he writes.--Dr. Robert Pierce, Professor Emeritus, Journalism & Communications, University of Florida


…packed with fast action and vivid details…solid research behind fascinating stories. --Dr. Kurt Kent, Latin American Studies Center, University of Florida


[Cinco de Mayo]... is a meticulously researched book, ... well organized, ... offering college students and the general public [many] little known facts behind the folklore.  Cinco de Mayo does indeed "set the record straight".  It is a contribution to the historical record that will be consulted by college students, secondary school teachers and high school students, as they research [the struggle to retain] the independence of a great nation.  This book is recommended for a readership of high school and above, and for academic, public and school libraries.
--Dr. Fred Heath, Vice Provost and Director, University of Texas Libraries

Gathering at BookPeople, Cinco de Mayo, 2007

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