John Reed's reportage of his days with the Mexican guerillas under Pancho Villa established him as a top journalist of his time. Here, in a collection first published by Reed himself in 1914, is captured the verve and spirit of the mexican peon rising from ages of repression. Reed's description of the desert marches, the battles and the exploits of the tropa is amongst the classics of its genre. A few years later his Ten Days That Shook the World about the Russian Revolution crowned his acheivement as the founder of the modern school of journalism. The preface to this edition is by Renato Leduc, a leading Mexican journalist who was a telegrapher with Villa's army at the time Reed sent his dispatches from Mexico.
- From the back cover