I write biography and history that aims to speak equally to the specialist and the general reader. Born in London, I spent the 1990s as a journalist in Mexico, where I co-authored El Tigre: Emilio Azcárraga y su imperio Televisa (2000), a biography of the TV mogul EMILIO AZCÁRRAGA MILMO (1930-1997). A revised third edition, with a new Preface, appeared in July 2013.
In 2000 I began an M.A. in Latin American Studies at Berkeley, followed by a PhD in History at UT Austin. From 2009 until 2013, I taught History at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. As of August 2014, I am a research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, where I teach history and journalism.
I recently completed a biography of WILLIAM JENKINS (1878-1963), once the richest industrialist in Mexico. The book is under contract with Penguin Random House (Spanish) and Oxford University Press (English) and will appear in Nov. 2016 and May 2017 respectively. My new project is a life of the global telecoms magnate CARLOS SLIM (b. 1940), who between 2007 and 2014 vied with Bill Gates as the world’s richest person.
– Andrew William Paxman
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