The Texas Rangers Tried (and Failed) to Capture Pancho Villa. The Conflict Still Shapes the Texas-Mexico Border Today.

The Texas Rangers Tried (and Failed) to Capture Pancho Villa. The Conflict Still Shapes the Texas-Mexico Border Today.

War on the Border book Jeff GuinnThe 2016 presidential campaign was grinding on and Fort Worth’s Jeff Guinn, like the rest of the country, was hearing a lot about a big, beautiful border wall. That was enough to pique his interest in the past. “It occurred to me that I live in Texas, and I’ve lived in Texas since I was 18 years old,” Guinn, 70, says by phone. “So that means I’ve lived here about 150 years now. And I didn’t know much about the history of the U.S.-Mexico border. Like I always do, I just started poking around, and it seemed to me that it would be worthwhile to have a book that had the real history, as opposed to the alternative facts.” That’s how War on the Border:…View Original Post

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