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Cinco de Mayo Book Links Civil War In America To French Battles In Mexico, Debunks Myth Of Mexican Independence Day

In the first adult book on the subject in sixty years, Cinco de Mayo sets the record straight about the historical significance of May 5, 1862 and how it influenced the outcome of the U. S. Civil War.  Teachers, tourists, history buffs, students, festival goers, and Latino parents and business people will enjoy this anecdotal slice of Mexican history.


Austin, TX December 1, 2006

Cinco de Mayo:  What is Everybody Celebrating? (iUniverse, $20.95, History) by Don Miles was released December 1, 2006. 

The book is for sale through the author  and is distributed through Ingram and Baker & Taylor.

ISBN:  978-0-595-39241-4

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

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