War on the Border

War on the Border



War on the Border: Villa, Pershing, the Texas Rangers, and an American Invasion

By Jeff Guinn

This is the dramatic story of how, just more than 100 years ago, the United States and Mexico went to war over their border — a conflict that still resonates today.

The war began in 1916 with  Mexican rebel Pancho Villa’s blood rain on a U.S. border town. In response, the United States launched what it called the Punitive Expedition — a military invasion of Mexican territory — commanded by Gen. John J. Pershing, who went on to lead U.S. troops in Europe during World War I. Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers, sometimes considered little more than organized vigilantes with a bias against Mexicans, continued to raise havoc along the border.

The American expedition was the last action by the legendary African American Buffalo Soldiers, and was also the first time the Army used automobiles and trucks. Another first was reconnaissance by Curtis Jenny airplanes.

6×9″ hardcover, 352 pages.

Regularly priced $28, sale price $10.

Remainder marks may appear along book edges.