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From Sea to Shining Sea: From the War of 1812 to the Mexican War; The Saga of America's Expansion

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A dramatic narrative history continuing Robert Leckie's popular series on the history of the United States that covers the first 50 years following the American Revolution."Another colorful, absorbing historical narrative from Leckie....Vivid, engrossing." "--Kirkus Reviews"
Paperback, 650 pages
Published November 16th 1994 by Harper Perennial (first published 1993)
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Michael
"From Sea to Shining Sea: From the War of 1812 to the Mexican War; The Saga of America's Expansion" is the third book I've read by Robert Leckie. The first was "A Few Acres Of Snow: The Saga Of The French And Indian Wars," the second was "George Washington's War: The Saga of the American Revolution" and now "From Sea to Shining Sea: From the War of 1812 to the Mexican WAr; the Saga of America's Expansion." As you might have already concluded I am reading them as a multi-volume set as a review of ...more
Steven Peterson
Nov 13, 2009 Steven Peterson rated it liked it
This is a pretty well written book that covers the period of time from the War with the Barbary Pirates to the War of 1812 to the Mexican War. Thus, the book's title is immediately somewhat obscure--since it doesn't start with the War of 1812! In addition, the first two chapters bridge the key battle at Yorktown to the Louisiana Purchase to President Jefferson's decision not to pay tribute to the Barbary pirates. I could not really find the purpose of this book in those early chapters. Still and ...more
Dennis
Apr 17, 2008 Dennis rated it really liked it
Not as good as Ambrose, but not too shabby either. Most books I've read dealing with early American History involve the revolutionary war. This is an interesting perspective of American history from that time to our war with Mexico
Nick Lloyd
Jun 13, 2012 Nick Lloyd rated it liked it
While Leckie occasionally wanders a bit too far into editorializing, the book is well-researched and very readable.
John
Jul 14, 2012 John rated it really liked it
Mr Leckie is a great American history writer gives us an understanding of theses conflicts
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Leckie was born on December 18, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Rutherford, New Jersey. He began his career as a writer in high school, as a sports writer for ''The Bergen Evening Record'' in Hackensack, New Jersey.

On January 18, 1942, Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.He served in combat in the Pacific theater, as a scout and a machine gunner in H Company, 2nd B
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