The Adelita Author:Oakley Hall From flyleaf of dust cover -- — The savage, violent saga of the Mexican Revolution and its long, bitter aftermath are the mamor background of this superb tale of high adventure and romance, spaning the years from 1913 to the present. — Robert MacBean, son of a wealthy American oil tycoon and a proud Mexican heiress, had been prospecting in Mexico ... more »until the outbreak of revolutionary violence caught up with him and forced him tojoin his late mother's rebellious vaqueros fighting against the Federal troops. And with them was the beautiful "soldadera" called the Adelita, a young woman of fiery passion anddeep revoluntionary fervor, who became MacBean's woman.
Thenceforth it was Adelita, Mexico, the Revolution, and MacBean--through countless bloddy engagements, wild triumphs and tragic defeats, swift-changing loyalties and constant dangers. More than once, MacBean left Mexico--for other wars, to seek a fortune in the oil fields, to make a new life in a glittering Southern California high society. But always the power of Adelita called him back--Adelita and the revolution she both served and symbolized.
An especially "personal" novel, this storu of Robert MacBean includes his own "photo albumn," graphic bitter memories; of the Adelita and the bloody days of Mexico.« less