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I write biographies that aim 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 life of the TV mogul EMILIO AZCÁRRAGA MILMO (1930-1997). A 3rd edition, with a Preface about Televisa in the years 2000-12, appeared in 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 to 2013 I taught history at Millsaps College in Mississippi. As of 2014, I am a research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, where I teach history and journalism.

My new book is a biography of WILLIAM JENKINS (1878-1963), once the richest industrialist in Mexico. The Spanish edition, En busca del señor Jenkins (Debate/CIDE), came out in November 2016, and the English edition, Jenkins of Mexico (Oxford University Press) appeared in May 2017.

My next projects are a collection of profiles of Mexico’s past and contemporary state governors, scheduled for spring 2018, and a life of the global telecoms magnate CARLOS SLIM (b. 1940), who during 2007-13 vied with Bill Gates as the world’s richest person.

– Andrew Paxman

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2 Comments
  1. Sr. Paxman vi el programa de Ricardo Raphael y quiero comprar el libro En busca del señor Jenkins pero no está en Gandhi ni en el Sótano, ¿sabe en dónde puedo comprarlo? Mi correo electrónico es patricia.abdo@gmail.com.

    Gracias.

    • Muchas gracias por su pregunta, Patricia. Todas las librerías lo tienen en principio, pero como el primer tiraje se está agotando puede haber una breve demora hasta que algunas lo tengan de nuevo en sus estantes. Mientras tanto, puede intentar en los sucursales del Fondo de Cultura Económica, Gonvill, o Sanborns. Saludos!

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