So Far from God: The U. S. War with Mexico, 1846-1848

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Eminent military historian John S.D. Eisenhower has written a highly readable and expert account of a war which?though frequently overlooked?tumed out to be the training ground for the American Civil War.

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This is an account of a war which -- though frequently overlooked -- turned out to be the training ground for the American Civil War.

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Overview

Eminent military historian John S.D. Eisenhower has written a highly readable and expert account of a war which—though frequently overlooked—tumed out to be the training ground for the American Civil War.

"Splendidly narrated."—Washington Post

This is an account of a war which -- though frequently overlooked -- turned out to be the training ground for the American Civil War.

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Eisenhower is a historian from whom there are too few books. The author of The Bitter Woods (1969) has produced a cool and thoughtful look at the understated conflict which preceded and shaped the Civil War. The narrative is detailed but fast-moving, and Eisenhower has brilliantly captured the political mood and the elan of the American and Mexican forces. Lay readers will enjoy the personalities; academics will approve of Eisenhower's research and historiography. There have been surprisingly few books on this subject in recent years, and this is the best one since Otis Singletary's The Mexican War (LJ 7/60).-- Raymond L. Puffer, U.S. Air Force History Prog., Los Angeles
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394560519
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/1989
  • Pages: 704

Meet the Author

John S. D. Eisenhower (1922-2013) was the son of Dwight D. Eisenhower, a former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium and the author of Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I.

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