Synopses & Reviews
The Mexican-American War of the 1840s, precipitated by border disputes and the U.S. annexation of Texas, ended with the military occupation of Mexico City by General Winfield Scott. In the subsequent treaty, the United States gained territory that would become California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and parts of Wyoming and Colorado. In this highly readable account, John S.D. Eisenhower provides a comprehensive survey of this frequently overlooked war.
Eminent military historian John S.D. Eisenhower has written a highly readable and expert account of a war which--though frequently overlooked--tuned out to be the training ground for the American Civil War.
andquot;Splendidly narrated.andquot;andndash;Washington Post
Oklahoma paperbacks ed., University of Oklahoma Press ed. Includes bibliographical references (p. -416) and index.
About the Author
John S. D. Eisenhower (1922-2013) was the son of Dwight D. Eisenhower, a former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium and the author of Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I.