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

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For four years during the Civil War, Generals Grant and Lee clashed as bitter enemies in a war that bloodied and scorched the American landscape. Yet in an earlier time, they had worn the same uniform and fought together.
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In The Training Ground, acclaimed historian Martin Dugard presents the saga of how, two decades before the Civil War, a group of West Point graduatesand#8212;including Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson, and William Tecumseh Shermanand#8212;fought together as brothers. Drawing on a range of primary sources and original research, Dugard paints a gripping narrative of the Mexican War, which eventually almost doubled the size of the United States.
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The Training Ground vividly takes us into the thick brush of Palo Alto, where a musket ball narrowly misses Grant but kills a soldier standing near him; through the mountains and ravines of Cerro Gordo, as Lee searches frantically for a secret route into the Mexican armyand#8217;s seemingly invincible position; to Monterrey, as future enemies Davis and Grant ride together into battle; down the California coast, where war-hungry Sherman seeks blood and vengeance. And we are there as the young troops mount the final heroicand#8212;and deadlyand#8212;assault on Mexico City. With narrative verve and brilliant research, The Training Ground brings to light a story of brotherhood, sacrifice, and initiation by fire.

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Martin Dugard is the New York Times best-selling author of such nonfiction titles as The Last Voyage of Columbus, Farther Than Any Man, Knockdown, Chasing Lance, and Into Africa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803228122
Author:
Dugard, Martin
Publisher:
Bison Books
Cartographer:
Ward, George
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Mexican war, 1846-1848
Subject:
Soldiers -- United States.
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Biography-Military
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 maps, 12 images
Pages:
472
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6 in 1.39 lb

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