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A wicked war : Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico

Author: Amy S Greenberg
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A critical assessment of the Mexican-American war and its divisive role in U.S. politics also evaluates its impact on the careers of James Polk, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln and how it set the stage for the American Civil War.
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Named Person: James K Polk; Henry Clay; Abraham Lincoln; Henry Clay; Abraham Lincoln; James K Polk
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy S Greenberg
ISBN: 9780307592699 0307592693
OCLC Number: 777659991
Description: xix, 344 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Polk's dream, 1844-45. Valentine's Day ; "Who is James K. Polk?" ; The upset --
pt. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Polk's war, 1845-46. Speaking cannon fire ; "The mischief is done" --
pt. 3. The crucible of conscience, 1846-47. A tame, spiritless fellow ; Buena Vista ; Inscrutable providence ; Needless, wicked, and wrong ; War measures ; Duty and justice --
pt. 4. Truth and consequences, 1848. To conquer a peace ; A clear conscience --
Epilogue: Lineage.
Responsibility: by Amy Greenberg.

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A critical assessment of the Mexican-American war and its divisive role in U.S. politics also evaluates its impact on the careers of James Polk, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln and how it set the stage for the American Civil War.

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