MEXICO: The Man Who Killed Villa

For ten roistering, rampaging years, Francisco Villa, the cattle rustler and mule driver from Durango, was the joy and terror of the Mexican Revolution. "Pancho" Villa, Mexicans said, could "march 100 miles without stopping, live 100 days without food, go 100 nights without sleep, and kill 100 men without remorse." But by 1920, after fighting and looting across two-thirds of Mexico, leading howling cavalry charges to please a U.S. movie cameraman, burning the New Mexico town of Columbus, dodging General Pershing's avenging army and capturing Mexico City itself, Villa was outfought by...

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