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Training Ground Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846-1848

ISBN-10: 0316166251
ISBN-13: 9780316166256
Edition: 2008
Authors: Martin Dugard
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 5/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.870

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 all of the Civil War's greatest soldiers had been forged in the heat of Vera Cruz and Monterrey . The Mexican War has faded from our national memory, but it was a struggle of enormous significance: the first U.S. war waged on foreign soil; and it nearly doubled our nation. At this fascinating juncture of American history, a group of young men came together to fight as friends, only years later to fight as enemies. This is their story. Full of dramatic battles, daring rescues, secret missions, soaring triumphs and tragic losses, THE TRAINING GROUND is history at its finest.

Martin Dugard is one of today's foremost adventure writers. His work appears regularly in "GQ", "Sports Illustrated" & "Esquire". He won the 1997 Dallas Press Club "Katie" award for Best Magazine Sports Story. An avid adventurer himself, Dugard has completed the Raid Gauloises adventure race three times. He is co-holder of the Around the World Speed Record (New York New York in 31 hours, 28 minutes) & he makes his home with his wife & three boys in Orange County, California.

Author's Note
Appomattox
Prologue
Line in the Sand
Corpus Christi
Rio Grande
Rough and Ready
Fields of Fire
Call to Battle
Fort Texas
Clash
Resaca de la Palma
Brown Bess
Volunteers
Growing Up
Taylor's War
Camargo
Star-Spangled Banner
Eager for Action
First Mississippi
The Westerner
The Rifles
Supply Train
Prelude
Monterrey, Day One
Monterrey, Day Two
The Mortar
Politics and War
Change of Command
The Perils of Occupation
Policy and Power
Scott's War
Transfers
The Artillery Officer
One Step Closer
California
Taylor Stands Alone
The Hacienda
Lobos Island
Invasion
National Road
Twiggs's Dilemma
Reconnaissance
Pressing the Advantage
The Aztec Club
"Nothing Can Stop This Army"
Old Glory
Conquest
Fourth of July
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Selected Notes and Biographies
Selected Bibliography
Index

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