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The Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846-1848

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    When your friends cannot understand how reading a history book could possibly be interesting, this is what you give them.

    When your friends cannot understand how reading a history book could possibly be interesting, this is what you give them. Don't even let them complain that it's about war. Marvelously written as if it was a riveting novel, The Training Ground gives a count-by-count rehash of the battles of the Mexican-American war along with excellent insights into the main "characters". Dougard uses short chapters to keep the book moving while sparing no detail in the glory and the greusomeness of war- even the descriptions of operations on injured soldiers are captivating. Yes, as a read, it's that good.

    For those acquainted with the Civil War, it's even better- personal stories of Grant, Davis, Longstreet, Lee, and more peak the curiosity as they were all fighting for and with each other, proving themselves to themselves and others, totally unknowing of what was to come fifteen years later. Anyone who likes the Civil War must read this because that conflict is totally and completely unimaginable had the leaders and soldiers not experienced the Mexican "training ground". What a different country this would be today; all of these men were in a "military lull" that they expected to never end, but this war prepared them for the fight of a lifetime in the future.

    [A note I must mention- this book was not about Lincoln, but two things as printed were incorrect. 1) He was elected President in 1860, not 1859; 2) He lived in Indiana between his youth in Kentucky and adulthood in Illinois, as opposed to moving straight from KY to IL. I don't know how these things were not corrected before publishing, but they do not take away anything.]

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Pebblepaw

    (Its unactive, but at training acadamy first result.) He stood up and stretched. "Great. Thx."

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Dreampaw

    "Hello." Meows a silver she with wings and right eye is azure, left is brown. "My clan, Treeclan, died...so i never finished training. Can i get some training here?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Kittypet

    A soft orange tabby she cat wiith bright gren eyes padded in. "Hello. I wish to learn to the ways f a warrior. Is this t rght place?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    Jaypaw

    He shuddered. "That's awful. Do you think... He killed Flightsong? She... Died. I'm sorry I'm going back to camp. I don't feel like training anymore..."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Training grounds

    This is where the pups train. The assessment place is in assessment third result.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 20, 2011

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    Posted June 12, 2011

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