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Santa Anna : a curse upon Mexico

Author: Robert L Scheina
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2002.
Series: Military profiles.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Most Americans regard Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna as a villain for his brutal assault on the Alamo in 1836. What many do not realize is that few individuals have caused their own nation greater pain. He lost a third of Mexico's territory in wars, sold almost another 30,000 square miles while pocketing most of the money, and repeatedly bankrupted the nation. His extravagance was legendary, as testified to by the
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scheina, Robert L.
Santa Anna.
Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2002
(OCoLC)606203647
Online version:
Scheina, Robert L.
Santa Anna.
Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2002
(OCoLC)606844203
Named Person: Antonio López de Santa Anna; Antonio López de Santa Anna
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Scheina
ISBN: 1574884050 9781574884050
OCLC Number: 49249122
Description: xii, 116 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: List of maps --
Preface --
Chronology --
1. The road to "revolution" --
2. The road to becoming a Caudillo --
3. The road to Tampico --
4. The road to Alamo --
5. The road to San Jacinto --
6. The road to Vera Cruz --
7. The road to Buena Vista --
8. The road to Cerro Gordo --
9. The road to Mexico City --
10. The road to "infamy" --
11 Conclusion.
Series Title: Military profiles.
Responsibility: Robert L. Scheina.

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