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A sinister splendor

Author: Mike Blakely
Publisher: New York, NY : A Forge Book published by Tom Doherty Associates, 2019. ©2019
Series: [A Mexican War novel]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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Pairing extensive research with a brilliance for reviving the past in gripping narrative, Spur Award-winning author Mike Blakely has penned an epic novelization of the Mexican-American War in A Sinister Splendor. It's 1845. Texas joins the union and Mexico threatens war over the disputed Texas border. Meanwhile, expansionists dream of an America that sprawls all the way to the Pacific Coast. Can a conflict with an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
War fiction
Western fiction
War stories
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Blakely
ISBN: 9780765328380 0765328380
OCLC Number: 1031570699
Description: 443 pages : map ; 25 cm
Series Title: [A Mexican War novel]
Responsibility: Mike Blakely.

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Pairing extensive research with a brilliance for reviving the past in gripping narrative, Spur Award-winning author Mike Blakely has penned an epic novelization of the Mexican-American War in A Sinister Splendor. It's 1845. Texas joins the union and Mexico threatens war over the disputed Texas border. Meanwhile, expansionists dream of an America that sprawls all the way to the Pacific Coast. Can a conflict with an already war-torn Mexico satisfy this lust for territory? The Mexican-American War becomes the heroic proving ground for future Civil War generals and presidents of the United States, Mexico, and the Confederacy. But the glories of victory are tempered by the horrors of war--lives lost, bodies battered, souls shattered, dreams crushed, whole cities razed, and innocence forever dashed.

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