By Amy S. Greenberg
Often forgotten and neglected, the U.S.-Mexican warfare featured fake starts off, atrocities, and bold back-channel negotiations because it divided the kingdom, lead the way for the Civil conflict a iteration later, and introduced the occupation of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg’s expert storytelling and rigorous scholarship deliver this American conflict for empire to lifestyles with memorable characters, plotlines, and legacies.
while President James ok. Polk forced a divided Congress to aid his struggle with Mexico, it used to be the 1st time that the younger American kingdom may have interaction one other republic in conflict. stuck up within the clash and the political furor surrounding it have been Abraham Lincoln, then a brand new congressman; Polk, the dour president devoted to territorial growth at any fee; and Henry Clay, the getting older statesman whose presidential hopes have been annoyed once more, yet who nonetheless harbored impression and had one final nice speech up his sleeve. past those illustrious figures, A depraved War follows a number of interesting and long-neglected characters: Lincoln’s archrival John Hardin, whose demise opened the door to Lincoln’s upward thrust; Nicholas Trist, gentleman diplomat and mystery negotiator, who broke together with his president to barter a good peace; and Polk’s spouse, Sarah, whose sensible politicking used to be an important within the Oval Office.
This definitive historical past of the 1846 clash paints an intimate portrait of the key avid gamers and their international. it's a tale of Indian fights, take place future, mystery army maneuvers, gunshot wounds, and political spin. alongside how it captures a tender Lincoln mismatching his outfits, the lasting effect of the Founding Fathers, the start of the Daughters of the yank Revolution, and America’s first nationwide antiwar circulation. A key bankruptcy within the construction of the U.S., it's the tale of a burgeoning state and an unforgettable clash that has formed American history.
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A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico by Amy S. Greenberg