Bachelor’s Mexico


Helytimes readers – hey guys – will no doubt have noticed a decline in the quantity (but not quality?) of posts here lately.  That’s because the deadline for my book keeps creeping up on the calendar.

That project’s got me pretty well busy, among other things with research.  Today, for instance, I stopped by the Central Library in downtown LA to get my hands on a copy of Hernan Cortes’ letters to the Spanish king.

While I was in the “history of Mexico” section, a colorful volume attracted my eye:



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Most interesting might be the handwritten edit I found inside:


Other books by Boye de Mente:

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From his wikipedia page:


De Mente with Ben Carlin during their crossing of the Pacific Ocean by amphibious vehicle in the late 1950s.


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