A Wicked War by Amy S. Greenberg audiobook

A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

By Amy S. Greenberg
Read by Caroline Shaffer

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12.77 Hours Unabridged
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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 in

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Summary

Summary

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

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 in

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A Wicked War, with its emphasis on politics rather than military history, does for the Mexican-American war what James McPherson did for the Civil War with Battle Cry of Freedom, greatly broadening our understanding of the war. Certainly Professor Greenberg’s book will immediately become the standard account of the Mexican War, at last giving it an important place in the history of the United States. This book restores my faith in the merits of narrative history.” Mark E. Neely, Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Fate of Liberty
“Amy S. Greenberg’s new history elegantly unfolds the story of the war through the lives of five politicians…[Greenberg] immerse[s] her readers in the early 1840s…Gripping.” San Francisco Chronicle
“The best account we have of the politics of Mr. Polk’s War…If one can read only a single book about the Mexican-American War, this is the one to read.” New York Review of Books
“A condensed new study of the Mexican-American war portrays America’s terrible loss of innocence [when] waging war against an unoffending neighbor changed the tenor of American politics in the mid-nineteenth century...A well-rendered, muscular history of a war whose ramifications are still being carefully calibrated.” Kirkus Reviews
“The seldom-sung Mexican War emerges as one of America’s most morally ambiguous and divisive conflicts in this illuminating history.” Publishers Weekly
“A provocative main idea in a freshly original narrative.” Booklist

Reviews

Reviews

by Paul 9/13/2017
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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>

Author

Author Bio: Amy S. Greenberg

Author Bio: Amy S. Greenberg

Amy Greenberg is liberal arts research professor of history and women’s studies at Penn State. She is a leading scholar of Manifest Destiny and has held fellowships from the Huntington Library, the New York Historical Society, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Philosophical Society. She lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English