Mexico's struggle-and eventual success-through the subsequent years to become an independent country is chronicled in The A to Z of Mexico. It covers the history of Mexico from its great Indian civilizations to the controversial election of Felipe Calderon in 2006. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introduction, a map, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on some of the more significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets.
Marvin Alisky has published over 200 magazine, encyclopedia, and yearbook articles, mostly on Latin America (mainly Mexico), including newspaper articles for the Wall Street Journal and Christian Science Monitor. In 1974, he was President Ford's advisor at his meeting with President Echeverria at the Arizona-Sonora border.