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Texas A & M University Military History #0007: To Conquer a Peace: The War Between the United States and Mexico

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The text of this book represents not a catalogue of names, dates, and statistics of the war between the United States and Mexico but an attempt to tell the story of that conflict and to depict its color, drama, tragedy, and meaning mainly through the use of ten principal characters who participated in the war and who left behind written accounts.

Some men in government during the administration of James K. Polk used a four-word maxim to describe the goal of the United States in the war against Mexico, which resulted from years of bickering and bitterness between the two nations. A paraphrase was used even by General Winfield Scott, a Whig and thus a political opponent of Democrat Polk. The words were and#147;to conquer a peace.and#8221;

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JOHN EDWARD WEEMS of Waco, Texas, is the author of numerous books on major events in American history

Product Details

ISBN:
9780890963319
Author:
Weems, John Edward
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Location:
College Station :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Foreign relations
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Mexican war, 1846-1848
Subject:
Mexican War, 184
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Military-US Military General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Williams-Ford Texas AandM University Military History Series
Series Volume:
0007
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 bandw photos., 5 maps.
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.66 lb

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History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

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