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The Resource A wicked war : Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico, Amy S. Greenberg

A wicked war : Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico, Amy S. Greenberg

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A wicked war : Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico
Title
A wicked war
Title remainder
Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Amy S. Greenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A critical assessment of the Mexican-American war and its divisive role in U.S. politics also evaluates its impact on the careers of James Polk, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln and how it set the stage for the American Civil War
Summary
Often 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, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Greenberg's difinitive history of the 1846 conflict is a story of Indian fights, Manifest Destiny, secret military maneuvers, gunshot wounds, and political spin. A key chapter in the creation of the United States, it is the history of a burgeoning nation and an unforgettable conflict that has shaped American history
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10153900
Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
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Greenberg, Amy S.
Dewey number
973.6/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E404
LC item number
.G79 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Polk, James K.
  • Clay, Henry
  • Lincoln, Abraham
Target audience
adult
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Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico
Label
A wicked war : Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico, Amy S. Greenberg
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Publication
Note
This is a Borzoi Book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-330) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Polk's dream, 1844-45. Valentine's Day ; "Who is James K. Polk?" ; The upset -- pt. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Polk's war, 1845-46. Speaking cannon fire ; "The mischief is done" -- pt. 3. The crucible of conscience, 1846-47. A tame, spiritless fellow ; Buena Vista ; Inscrutable providence ; Needless, wicked, and wrong ; War measures ; Duty and justice -- pt. 4. Truth and consequences, 1848. To conquer a peace ; A clear conscience -- Epilogue: Lineage
Control code
ocn777659991
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 344 p.
Isbn
9780307592699
Lccn
2012019887
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)777659991
Label
A wicked war : Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico, Amy S. Greenberg
Publication
Note
This is a Borzoi Book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-330) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Polk's dream, 1844-45. Valentine's Day ; "Who is James K. Polk?" ; The upset -- pt. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Polk's war, 1845-46. Speaking cannon fire ; "The mischief is done" -- pt. 3. The crucible of conscience, 1846-47. A tame, spiritless fellow ; Buena Vista ; Inscrutable providence ; Needless, wicked, and wrong ; War measures ; Duty and justice -- pt. 4. Truth and consequences, 1848. To conquer a peace ; A clear conscience -- Epilogue: Lineage
Control code
ocn777659991
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 344 p.
Isbn
9780307592699
Lccn
2012019887
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)777659991

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