A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

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Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg’s skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire to life with memorable characters, plotlines, and legacies.   

When President James K. Polk compelled a divided Congress… (more)

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Kirkus Reviews : A Wicked War (September 15, 2012)

A well-rendered, muscular history of a war whose ramifications are still being carefully calibrated.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (November 06, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 7.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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