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Little Tigress : Tales Out Of The Dust Of Old Mexico

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Reporter, author, artist, and screenwriter Wallace Smith (1888-1937) served as the Washington correspondent for the Chicago American for over a decade, and originated the paper's Joe Blow comic panel feature. Reputed to have been one of the most colorful characters to have worked for the Hearst newspapers, he switched back and forth between cartooning and reporting, covering subjects as diverse as the criminal trials of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Pancho Villa's Mexican campaigns.
Smith's experiences as an eyewitness to the armed struggles of the Mexican Revolution during the 1910s and '20s inspired these remarkable stories. They begin with the title tale of a soldadera, one of the many women who abandoned their conventional roles to fight in the revolution. Populated by soldiers, bandits, and peasants, these tales of love, treachery, courage, and adventure are illustrated by the author's atmospheric drawings from his field sketchbook.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20.32mm | 294.84g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • 0486809056
  • 9780486809052

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Reporter, author, artist, and screenwriter Wallace Smith (1888-1937) served as the Washington correspondent for the Chicago American for over a decade, and originated the paper's Joe Blow comic panel feature. Reputed to have been one of the most colorful characters to have worked for the Hearst newspapers, he switched back and forth between cartooning and reporting, covering subjects as diverse as the criminal trials of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Pancho Villa's Mexican campaigns.
Smith's experiences as an eyewitness to the armed struggles of the Mexican Revolution during the 1910s and '20s inspired these remarkable stories. They begin with the title tale of a soldadera, one of the many women who abandoned their conventional roles to fight in the revolution. Populated by soldiers, bandits, and peasants, these tales of love, treachery, courage, and adventure are illustrated by the author's atmospheric drawings from his field sketchbook.
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Table of contents

La CucarachaThe Little TigressTradition and a Dirty JokeJudas and the Firing SquadFierro is SentimentalDust of MexicoViva Mexico!Political EconomyWords and MusicA Desert DayOur GodsFarewell and HailEnter Your HouseHonor of the FamilyQuien Vive?NocturneNo Country for a WomanGreaser and GringoDust of Mexico Again
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About Wallace Smith

Reporter, author, artist, and screenwriter Wallace Smith (1888-1937) served as the Washington correspondent for the Chicago American for over a decade and originated the paper's Joe Blow comic panel feature. He reported on subjects as diverse at Pancho Villa's Mexican campaigns and the criminal trials of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.
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