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Local author gets prestigious commission

Guadalajara resident Michael Hogan, an eminent historian, writer and the Emeritus Humanities Chair at the American School, has been commissioned to write the chapter “Juárez, Maximilian and the French Intervention” for the upcoming Oxford Book of Mexican History.

Hogan is the author of “Abraham Lincoln and Mexico,” a gripping tome that shines new light on the 1846 invasion of Mexico and the U.S. president’s opposition to the war. The book also cites recently discovered sources – based on actual documents found by Hogan in government, university and private institutions – revealing the extent of Lincoln’s subsequent relationship with Mexico and backing for this country’s struggle with the French imperialists.

Hogan is also the author of “The Irish Soldiers of Mexico,” a history of the San Patricio battalion that defected from the U.S. Army and fought on the side of Mexico during the 1846-1848 U.S.-Mexico War, and which formed the basis for an MGM movie starring Tom Berenger.

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