Timothy Compton (Modern Languages and Literatures) recently published Yankee Invasion: A Novel of Mexico City. The novel is Compton’s translation of Ignacio Solares’ La Invasión, a bestseller in Mexico. The book tells the story of the U.S. invasion of Mexico City in 1847 through the eyes of a Mexican character. Compton said this episode is largely forgotten in U.S. history, but it is vividly remembered in Mexico, which lost more than half of its territory to the United States as a result. He adds that Yankee Invasion does not focus on bashing the United States, but shows how U.S. forces received plenty of help from Mexicans. It also portrays unlikely heroes. The book was published by Aliform Publishing, which specializes in translations into English.

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