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La Capital: The Biography Of Mexico City
La Capital: The Biography Of Mexico City
By Jonathan Kandell
Random House, 1988, 640 pp
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Now the assistant foreign editor of The Wall Street Journal, Jonathan Kandell grew up in Mexico City in the 1950s when it was still a manageable city. Intrigued by its rapid transformation since then into the world's largest megalopolis, Kandell combines his journalistic flair and the historian's archives to provide a compelling portrait.