i Viva Mexico! is not merely a history of Mexico; it portrays not just one nation, but the many nations that make up what we call Mexico today. In the author's hands, the country's history fairly pulses with political and religious intrigue, geographical and cultural conflict and linguistic and geological turmoil. Great characters spring to life in its pages: Cortez, Villa, Montezuma, Zapata and others. Brilliant photographs accompany the text, portraying the magnificent landscape, architecture and archeological sites.