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Lecture & Booksigning: Heribert von Feilitzsch, The Road to Columbus

March 16, 2016

6 pm

Mexican Revolution and diplomatic history scholar Heriberto von Feilitzsch presents a lecture tracing the events that led to Pancho Villa’s attack on New Mexico one hundred years ago—on March 9, 1916. He will be signing his book Felix A. Sommerfeld and the Mexican Front in the Great War following the lecture.

Von Feilitzsch grew up in Germany, only yards from the East German border—the “Iron Curtain.” In 1988 he came to the United States as a student. Fascinated with the Mexican-American border, he pursued a master’s degree in Latin American history, with a focus on the Mexican Revolution, at the University of Arizona. While pursuing a business career in later years and receiving an MBA from Wake Forest University, he remained committed to writing about the border. After twenty years of painstaking original research in the U.S., Mexico, and Germany, he published four scholarly books on the German secret service and the Mexican Revolution. He now lives on a farm in Northern Virginia with his wife and children.
Free public event

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