The Mexican War, 1846-1848

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U of Nebraska Press, 1992 - History - 454 pages
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"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 History. K. 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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THE US JUST MARCHED INTO MEXICO CITY AND SAID WE'RE HERE - ENOUGH HONEY THIS WAR IS VERY INTERESTING INDEED AND SO IS JAMES K POLK 11TH US PRESIDENT WE THANK FOR THE WEST COAST ! Read full review

Contents

Imperial America I
1
The Failure of Graduated Pressure
16
Taylor in Texas
32
The Roar of Guns Along the Rio Grande
46
The Declaration of War
66
The Monterrey Campaign
81
The Naval War in the Gulf of Mexico 184 6
106
The Army of the West
127
California Lost and Regained
183
The War in the North after Monterrey
201
The Veracruz Expedition
232
Into the Valley of Mexico
259
On to Mexico City
279
The Fall of Mexico City
306
Mexico Occupied
326
Politics and Mr Folks War
358

The Chihuahua Expeditions
145
California Conquest
164
Peace at Last
378
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K. 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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