Books: Robin? Hood?

MEMOIRS OF PANCHO VILLA by Martin Luis Guzmán. 512 pages. University of Texas. $8.50.

He was a swashbuckling ex-bandit who had killed 20 men before he was 30. His mustache bristled, his eyes burned black, and his temper was so violent that his personal physician forbade him to eat meat. He drove his ragged armies to the spectacular victories that finally brought the revolution to power. Then, claiming its leaders were corrupt, he spent the next six years trying to destroy them, finally retired in disgrace. Ever since his death in 1923, Mexicans have...

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