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Mexican War, 1846-1848

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  • U.S.-Mexican Warby Bronwyn Mills

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Controversial and unpopular, the U.S.-Mexican War divided the country's loyalties more than any event at the time since the Revolution.  But the realities of the time were powerfully shaped by the belief in the myth of "Manifest Destiny"?that the United States was predestined to occupy the North American continent "from sea to shining... more...

  • Forgotten Warby Henry Reynolds

    University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought in wars overseas, but there are no official commemorations of the battles fought on Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists. Delving into why it is more controversial to talk about the frontier war now than it was 100 years ago, Forgotten War continues the story told in Henry... more...

  • To the Halls of the Montezumasby Robert W. Johannsen

    Oxford University Press, USA 1985; US$ 40.99

    For mid-19th-century Americans, the Mexican War was not only a grand exercise in self-identity, legitimizing the young republic's convictions of mission and destiny to a doubting world; it was also the first American conflict to be widely reported in the press and to be waged against an alien foe in a distant and exotic land. It provided a window... more...

  • The Training Groundby Martin Dugard

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 14.99

    Few historical figures are as inextricably linked as Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. But less than two decades before they faced each other as enemies at Appomattox , they had been brothers--both West Point graduates, both wearing blue, and both fighting in the same cadre in the Mexican War. They were not alone: Sherman, Davis, Jackson -nearly... more...

  • Wars Within Warby Irving W. Levinson

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    Traditional characterizations of the 1846?1848 war between the United States and Mexico emphasize the conventional battles waged between two sovereign nations. However, two little-known guerrilla wars taking place at the same time proved critical to the outcome of the conflict. Using information from twenty-four archives, including the normally closed... more...

  • Two Armies on the Rio Grandeby Douglas Murphy

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    The opening campaign of the US-Mexican War transformed the map of each nation and shaped the course of conflict. Armed with a broad range of Mexican military documents and previously unknown US sources, Douglas Murphy provides the first balanced view of early battles such as Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. He reassesses previously covered territory... more...

  • Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trailby Lewis H. Garrard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    The classic account and history of the Taos Revolt and the Cheyenne Indians. In the bright morning of his youth, Lewis H. Garrard traveled into the wild and free Rocky Mountain West and left us this fresh and vigorous account, which, says A. B. Guthrie Jr., contains in its pages “the genuine article—the Indian, the trader, the mountain man, their... more...

  • For Honor, Glory, and Unionby William Haines Lytle

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Cincinnati native William Haines Lytle volunteered for service in the Mexican War in late 1847. A pro-states' rights Democrat with strong family ties to Kentucky, he nevertheless chose to protect and defend the Union upon the outbreak of the Civil War. Lytle's Mexican War service primarily consisted of garrison duty, but during the Civil War he became... more...

  • So Far from Godby John S.D. Eisenhower

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.95

    The Mexican-American War of the 1840s, precipitated by border disputes and the U.S. annexation of Texas, ended with the military occupation of Mexico City by General Winfield Scott. In the subsequent treaty, the United States gained territory that would become California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and parts of Wyoming and Colorado. In... more...

  • To the Halls of the Montezumasby Robert W. Johannsen

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 30.00

    This book examines the Mexican war's place in the popular imagination of the era. more...