New book on Cristero rebellion

The following comes from a July 18 Christian Newswire story.

The little-known 1920s persecution of Mexican Catholics that reached a fever pitch 87 years ago this month – and the civil war that followed – are the subjects of the newly-released book La Cristiada: The Mexican People’s War for Religious Liberty by Jean Meyer. (Square One Publishers: 2013).

Long-forgotten in the United States and little-known even in Mexico, the history of the Cristiada movement is well-documented and preserved within this book with an authoritative text amply illustrated by more than 300 photos and illustrations, many of which are from that forgotten time period.

The book follows the release of a major motion picture on the time period; For Greater Glory, starring Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria, was released in theaters last summer.