Our 1846 war with Mexico was a blatant land grab provoked by President James Polk. And while it secured the entire Southwest and California for America, it also exacerbated regional tensions over slavery, created the first significant antiwar movement inLearn More
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A 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for History
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for 2013 in Nonfiction
A 2012 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book for Nonfiction
The Mexican-American War -- Mostly
<p>A good place to start for an overview of the main American actors in this war. The narrative sometimes gets lost as we follow one or another personage down a winding path, but it usually loops back around. The author keeps the suppositions to a minimum and sticks to the facts.</P>
<p>The narration is excellent, although I think she could have avoided using some of the accents for the non-English speakers.</p>
<p>This book is a worthy addition to the small number of books on this important piece of Manifest Destiny history.</p>
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