Open Circle has suspended its weekly program on the patio at the Lake Chapala Society. Each week, it highlights a different video of a past presentation.
This week, historian Michael Hogan presents his latest work, “How the U.S. and Mexico Came Together to Defeat the Last Empire in The Americas” It will be available for view Sunday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. at opencircleajijic.org.
Hogan will discuss a little known period of history that marked the end of the French Occupation of Mexico and entertain his audience with anecdotes and character sketches of the central figures of the day. Among them will be a Mexican general who brought camels to the Sonoran Desert to transport U.S. artillery to Mexico, and a 24-year-old Mexican lad who raised millions of dollars selling Mexican bonds with the help of Mary Todd Lincoln.
Hogan is the author of 25 books, including a best-seller about the Irish soldiers who fought for Mexico against the United states. The book inspired an MGM movie and six documentaries.