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Climax at Buena Vista: The Decisive Battle of the Mexican-American War

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The ferocity and magnitude of the American Civil War eclipses that of all other nineteenth-century conflicts, but the hard fighting and tactics that played out between the North and South were first developed during the Mexican-American War of the late 1840s. It was during this struggle between two regional powers that the United States showed that it could muster soldiers ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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Aug 05, 2016 Jerome rated it it was amazing
A great book on one of the most important campaigns of the Mexican War. The author’s research is solid and the narrative is enjoyable and easy to read. He gives a great sense of the terrain issues during the battle.

The maps were few, but they were pretty useful. Still, this is well-researched, absorbing and informative look at the war’s decisive battle.
Matt Fernwalt
May 22, 2008 Matt Fernwalt rated it it was amazing
The author tells the complete story of the turning point in the Mexican-American War. This book allows the reader to understand the complex and confusing movements of the opposing forces. The book explains the importance of us securing Texas as a state of the Union.
Matthew Ericson
Jan 08, 2016 Matthew Ericson rated it it was ok
I was a bit disappointed. Although it had good information, the fight at Buena Vista was almost an after thought and not given much attention. The best part was in what brought war. Worth a read, but there needs to be a good campaign study of the battle.
Aug 24, 2009 Mike rated it liked it
This was a pretty standard military history. So Far from God by Eisenhower was a much better book on the Mexican-American war.
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David Sievert Lavender was a well-known historian of the Western United States, nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize, who is best remembered by many for his River Runners of the Grand Canyon.

Lavender spent most of his life in Ojai, California. An articulate and deeply knowledgeable speaker on the political and social history of the American West, he often spoke at the annual Telluride Film Festi
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