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The Irish Soldiers of Mexico by Michael Hogan


The Irish Soldiers of Mexico, sold out fourteen editions in English and three editions in Spanish from 1997 to 2010. It has been the basis of an MGM feature film and two documentaries; it has also been used in many history classes both in the United States and abroad. This revised edition includes new historical material such as the location of what is purported to be a death certificate for John Riley located in a church in Veracruz and evidence that appears to negate its value. The edition also includes updated “After the War” and “Commemorations” sections. Many positive changes in public perception of the San Patricios have taken place since the first publication of this book in 1997.

In addition, there have been a number of new vehicles for dissemination of the history, not the least of which was the production of “One Man’s Hero,” starring Tom Berenger, three novels on the San Patricios, a new sculpture in Mexico City of John Riley donated by the people of Ireland, and the Chieftains CD with songs commemorating the Irish battalion.

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About the Author

Michael Hogan Michael Hogan is the author of 27 books, including the best-selling Irish Soldiers of Mexico and which has been the basis of an MGM movie and three documentaries. He is Emeritus Humanities Chair at the American School Foundation of Guadalajara, and a former professor of International Relations at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara.  He is a member of the Organization of American Historians, the International Association of Military History, and the Society of Geography and Statistics in Mexico. Dr. Hogan is a second-generation Irish American with roots in both County Kerry and County Clare and has worked extensively in Ireland with the Mexican Embassy promoting Irish Mexican solidarity and shared traditions.