The Mexican War; Manifest Destiny

The Mexican War; Manifest Destiny

by Alden R. Carter
     
 
A concise, dramatic account of the causes, events, campaigns, and personalities of the 19th-century war by which the United States acquired California, Texas, and the Southwest.

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A concise, dramatic account of the causes, events, campaigns, and personalities of the 19th-century war by which the United States acquired California, Texas, and the Southwest.

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Gr 4-8-- Solid series entries covering three often-overlooked chapters in American history. The Colonial Wars includes four separate conflicts between 1689-1763, which are reported in a balanced, lucid account. Carter clearly describes the various campaigns of The Mexican War . All of the books have decent maps that help readers to keep the places and events straight. Illustrations, mainly full-color reproductions of paintings, are plentiful, with one or two per double-page spread. Report writers will find plenty of well-organized, attractively presented information. On the other hand, the books fail to grip readers with the excitement of the events because the focus is on military and political strategies, with little emphasis on the experiences of common soldiers. Quotations are used, but not extensively, and most are from generals and presidents. Theodore Roosevelt's personality comes through well in The Spanish-American War , but few of the other notable personages involved come to life within the text. Despite flaws, Carter's books will be useful as they fill gaps in many history collections. --Steven Engelfried, Alameda County Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531200810
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/1992
Series:
First Bks.
Edition description:
37100 Scholastic Library
Pages:
63
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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