So Far from God: The U.S. War with Mexico, 1846-1848

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1989 - History - 436 pages
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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 this highly readable account, John S.D. Eisenhower provides a comprehensive survey of this frequently overlooked war.

 

  

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User Review  - Carolyn Howard - Goodreads

Interesting account of the war. Would recommend to anyone interested in learning more about this historical event. Read full review

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Good book for military history such as it is. A little one-sided in favor of the United States. Read full review

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Contents

BUILDUP
98
IO THE SOLDIER OF THE PEOPLE RETURNS
113
THREE GLORIOUS DAYS
127
TRUCE
144
OctoberNovember 1846
152
THE GREATEST ANXIETY
166
a NEAR RUN THING
178
THE PEAR IS RIPE FOR FALLING
195
THE SIEGE OF VERACRUZ
253
April 1847
266
mr polks war
284
THAT SPLENDID CITY
302
August 1920 1847
312
HALLS OF MONTEZUMA
328
OCCUPATION
345
Autumn 1847June 1848
358

OCCUPATION OF THE WEST
205
CHAOS IN CALIFORNIA
217
December 1846April 1847
233
JanuaryMay 1847
241
EPILOGUE
369
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
417
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John S. D. Eisenhower is a former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium and the author of Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I.

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