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

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Little, Brown, Jun 16, 2008 - History - 464 pages
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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.
 

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

User Review  - Todd Stockslager - Goodreads

Dugard surveys Mexican War history from the biographical angle - following the trajectory of the new class of professional soldiers graduated from West Point Military Academy through their early ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Joseph - Goodreads

I wrote a whole bunch of nice things about the book, but it didn't save, and I don't have the time. Bottom line is the book is great, especially if you like history and are interested in learning about the Civil War. Read full review

Contents

AUTHORS NOTE
LINE IN THE SAND
Rough and Ready
Resaca de la Palma
Growing
StarSpangled Banner
Monterrey Day
Monterrey Day
Transfers
National Road
Pressing the Advantage
Old Glory
Fourth of July
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
SELECTED NOTES AND BIOGRAPHIES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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About the author (2008)

Martin Dugard is the New York Times bestselling author of such nonfiction titles as Chasing Lance, The Last Voyage of Columbus, Farther Than Any Man, Knockdown, and Into Africa. He has written for Esquire, Outside, Sports Illustrated, and GQ. Dugard lives in Orange County, California, with his wife and three sons.

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