Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Gods, Gachupines and Gringos

A People's History of Mexico

The first general history of Mexico to be published in English in nearly thirty years, Richard Grabman's Gods, Gachupines and Gringos is one of the only Mexican histories ever written with the general reader in mind.

Gods, Gachupines and Gringos is written in a radically non-academic style, putting flesh and bones on the dusty figures of the past and shedding light on the common humanity of the Mexican people throughout history, often with suprising wit and humor.

Approximately 500 pages, 6 x 9 paperbound SUMMER 2008

"Sixty Minutes" producer Frank Koughan has called Richard Grabman "The best foreign writer in Mexico". Grabman's website, The Mex Files, reviews Mexican culture and politics, often from a historical perspective. Grabman, who presently divides his time between Mexico City and Mazatlán lived in Mexico City between 2001 and 2005, when he moved to Alpine Texas to work on Gods, Gachupines and Gringos and to look at the border situation. In Alpine, he also worked for several local newspapers. Presently, he divides his time between Mazatlán and Mexico City. Richard Grabman can be emailed at


The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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