Friday, January 15, 2021


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The Mexican War -
Manufacturer: Wim Coleman, Editor
The Mexican War

In 1846, two American nations went to war, precipitated by the U.S. annexation of Texas. This volume presents excerpts from the memoirs, letters, poetry, and journals of the men involved in, and protestors of, "Mr. Polk's War" including Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, General Stephen Watts Kearny, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Kit Carson, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Henry David Thoreau.

Publisher: Discovery Enterprises Ltd., 1998

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