Mexican War, 1846-1848

ISBN-10: 0803261071

ISBN-13: 9780803261075

Edition: 1992

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Description: "Much has been written about the Mexican war, but this . . . is the best military history of that conflict. . . . Leading personalities, civilian and military, Mexican and American, are given incisive and fair evaluations. The coming of war is seen as unavoidable, given American expansion and Mexican resistance to loss of territory, compounded by the fact that neither side understood the other. The events that led to war are described with reference to military strengths and weaknesses, and every military campaign and engagement is explained in clear detail and illustrated with good maps. . . . Problems of large numbers of untrained volunteers, discipline and desertion, logistics, diseases and sanitation, relations with Mexican civilians in occupied territory, and Mexican guerrilla operations are all explained, as are the negotiations which led to war's end and the Mexican cession. . . . This is an outstanding contribution to military history and a model of writing which will be admired and emulated."-Journal of American HistoryK. Jack Bauer was also the author of Zachary Taylor: Soldier, Planter, Statesman of the Old Southwest (1985) and Other Works. Robert W. Johannsen, who introduces this Bison Books edition of The Mexican War, is a professor of history at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and the author of To the Halls of Montezumas: The Mexican War in the American Imagination (1985).

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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 11/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 486
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of Maps
Standard Abbreviations Used in Notes
Introduction to the Bison Book Edition
Errata
Preface
Imperial America
The Failure of Graduated Pressure
Taylor in Texas
The Roar of Guns Along the Rio Grande
The Declaration of War
The Monterrey Campaign
The Naval War in the Gulf of Mexico, 1846
The Army of the West
The Chihuahua Expeditions
California Conquest
California Lost and Regained
The War in the North after Monterrey
The Veracruz Expedition
Into the Valley of Mexico
On to Mexico City
The Fall of Mexico City
Mexico Occupied
Politics and Mr. Polk's War
Peace at Last
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
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