A Wicked War

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  • Hardcover
  • 344 pages
  • A Wicked War
  • Amy S. Greenberg
  • English
  • 07 September 2019
  • 0307592693

A Wicked War Often Forgotten And Overlooked, The US Mexican War Featured False Starts, Atrocities, And Daring Back Channel Negotiations As It Divided The Nation, Paved The Way For The Civil War A Generation Later, And Launched The Career Of Abraham Lincoln Amy S Greenberg S Skilled Storytelling And Rigorous Scholarship Bring This American War For Empire To Life With Memorable Characters, Plotlines, And Legacies When President James K Polk Compelled A Divided Congress To Support His War With Mexico, It Was The First Time That The Young American Nation Would Engage Another Republic In Battle Caught Up In The Conflict And The Political Furor Surrounding It Were Abraham Lincoln, Then A New Congressman Polk, The Dour President Committed To Territorial Expansion At Any Cost And Henry Clay, The Aging Statesman Whose Presidential Hopes Had Been Frustrated Once Again, But Who Still Harbored Influence And Had One Last Great Speech Up His Sleeve Beyond These Illustrious Figures, A Wicked War Follows Several Fascinating And Long Neglected Characters Lincoln S Archrival John Hardin, Whose Death Opened The Door To Lincoln S Rise Nicholas Trist, Gentleman Diplomat And Secret Negotiator, Who Broke With His President To Negotiate A Fair Peace And Polk S Wife, Sarah, Whose Shrewd Politicking Was Crucial In The Oval Office This Definitive History Of The Conflict Paints An Intimate Portrait Of The Major Players And Their World It Is A Story Of Indian Fights, Manifest Destiny, Secret Military Maneuvers, Gunshot Wounds, And Political Spin Along The Way It Captures A Young Lincoln Mismatching His Clothes, The Lasting Influence Of The Founding Fathers, The Birth Of The Daughters Of The American Revolution, And America S First National Antiwar Movement A Key Chapter In The Creation Of The United States, It Is The Story Of A Burgeoning Nation And An Unforgettable Conflict That Has Shaped American History

10 thoughts on “A Wicked War

  1. Jay Perkins says:

    A Wicked War is an engaging narrative of the political background of the Mexican War Though not a military history, Greenberg does briefly cover many battles The book is primarily an examination of the causes and motives that lead the Polk administration and the people of the United States into war President Polk firmly believed that it was God s plan and America s destiny that she acquire large portions of Mexico, and he literally killed himself to obtain this goal Even though the war was A Wicked War is an engaging narrative of the political background of the Mexican War Though not a military history, Greenberg does briefly cover many battles The book is primarily an examination of the causes and motives that lead the Polk administration and the people of the United States into war President Polk firmly believed that it was God s plan and America s destiny that she acquire large portions of Mexico, and he literally killed himself to obtain this goal Even though the war was eagerly supported by the American people many whom firmly believed in Manifest Destiny , the invasion slowly began to gnaw at the American conscious As their loved ones fell in battle or to sickness, and as reports of American atrocities came to light, ma...

  2. Michael says:

    This is, without a close second, the worst and most one sided account of the Mexican American War I have ever read If I could have given it zero stars, I would have It is sad to me to think that someone could read this book, in the hope of learning about this time period and think this is an accurate accounting of the facts.Is war a terrible thing Most definitely.Did bad ...

  3. Peter Mcloughlin says:

    People don t think much about the Mexican American war of 1846 48 If they do they might remember that the American southwest was carved out of Mexico because we won it This book looks at the political history of a war that was opposed by an antiwar movement before it was even declared Thoreau wrote civil disobedience in opposing this war and going to jail for it Th...

  4. Mark Selby says:

    Got to justthan half way and finally couldn t force myself to continue Life is too short Listening to the audio book and the narrator they choose is horid She constantly uses a southern accent when reading quotes Don t know if she really is from the south, but the accent is annoying to distraction Further, she has a know it all tone of voice which makes it sound like she dissapproves of the actions of the individuals in the book Did the author intend that As for the author, she is Got to justthan half way and finally couldn t force myself to continue Life is too short Listening to the audio book and the narrator they choose is horid She constantly uses a southern accent when reading quotes Don t know if she really is from the south, but the accent is annoying to distraction Further, she has a know it all tone of voice which makes it sound like she dissapproves of the actions of the individuals in the book Did the author intend that As for the...

  5. Ryan Bach says:

    Greenberg s thesis is not very original as far as the way the Mexican American War is taught in public high schools today President Polk was a bad guy who got us into an unnecessary war against a neighboring republic However, Greenberg aims to get into the minds and thus motives of several key actors in the lead up to war, the war ...

  6. Chris says:

    A very interesting history of the Mexican War as told through the lives of five men Lincoln, Clay, Polk, Trist, and Hardin Nothing to glorify in the American character here Growing up and reading about manifest destiny I d never seen it for the arrogant and racist imperialism it was We took Mexico s land but didn t want their people Just a very sad chapter in American History that too few Americans know about in detail A great study in morality too my country right or wrong People who op A very interesting history of the Mexican War as told through the lives of five men Lincoln, Clay, Polk, Trist, and Hardin Nothing to glorify in the American character here Growing up and reading about manifest destiny I d never seen it for the arrogant and racist imperialism it...

  7. Jenny says:

    This book tried to present the history of the US was with Mexico through the stories of individuals involved but I think there was too little history and too much extraneous personal information about the people involved The political connections between Polk, Clay, Hardin and Lincoln were interesting, although I have read enough about Lincoln to know that there wasto his start in politics than depicted here The background on Nicholas Trist, the reluctant diplomat sent to Mexico to negot This book tried to present the history of the US was with Mexico through the stories of individuals involved but I think there was too little history and too much extraneous personal inform...

  8. Aaron says:

    On the front cover of this book is the review, If one can read only a single book about the Mexican American War, this is the one Well, this is the only book I have read on the War, and I went into the book excited to learn about this little known and commonly taught war And I am very disappointed that I chose this book as my one book to read on the Mexican American War The largest reason I am disappointed in this book is that it focuses heavily on the politics of the war and hardly on the On the front cover of this book is the review, If one can read only a single book about the Mexican American War, this is the one Well, this is the only book I have read on the War, and I went into the book excited to learn about this little known and commonly taught wa...

  9. Nicole says:

    A terrific book in so many ways, and definitely an excellent choice for an undergraduate or graduate historiography methods course, because it does so much so well, and yet there are potentially controversial things about it that would lend themselves well to discussion It would also probably be great for Osher type readers If my mom s book club could read history, I d even recommend it for that, as there is a lot to think about, and it s very accessible.I particularly liked that Greenberg was A terrific book in so many ways, and definitely an excellent choice for an undergraduate or graduate historiography methods course, because it does so much so well, and yet there are potentially controversial things about it that would lend themselves well to discussion It would also probably be great for Osher type readers If my mom s book club could read history, I d even recommend it for that, as there is a lot to think about, and it s very accessible.I particularly liked that Greenberg was so careful with chronology and agency The chronology gives us a clear view of how public opinion and rhetoric about the war changed over time, allowing us to get a handle on the complicated mix of views that could produce something like Thoreau s On the Duty of Civil Disobedience as well as the All Mexico movement Her...

  10. Jim Burns says:

    I read about 15 history books per year Every once in a while I read a book that rattles my world, totally reshapes my thinking, and makes me think I can t believe I didn t know this already Just a few days ago I completed A Wicked War by Professor Greenberg I could not put the book down and when finished was enthralled by the subject matter and writing style and wantedProfessor Greenberg s narrative is a fast paced enjoyable read Most of the reading I do is about the Civil War yet I read about 15 history books per year Every once in a while I read a book that rattles my world, totally reshapes my thinking, and makes me think I can t believe I didn t know this already Just a few days ago I completed A Wicked War by Professor Greenberg I could not put the book down and when finished was enthralled by the subject matter and writing style and wantedProfessor Greenberg s narrative is a fast paced enjoyable read Most of the reading I do is about the...