On June 23rd, 1914, the legendary División del Norte, commanded by General Francisco “Pancho” Villa, defeated the forces of then-president Victoriano Huerta and took the city of Zacatecas. After the decisive battle, the federales were unable to recover. The path to Mexico City—and ultimate victory—was clear for Villa and the revolutionaries.
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Paco Ignacio Taibo II (a.k.a. PIT)—the prolific historian, biographer of Che Guevara and Pancho Villa—presents an unforgettable window onto the Mexican Revolution and portrait of one of the country’s most beloved heroes. Pancho Villa Takes Zacatecas will fascinate history buffs, avid readers, and graphic novel enthusiasts alike. Check out the first 10 pages in this slideshow: