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

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

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by Martin Dugard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803228120

ISBN-13: 9780803228122

Pub. Date: 12/01/2009

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books

Few historical figures are as inextricably linked as Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. But less than two decades before they faced each other as enemies at Appomattox, they had been brothers--both West Point graduates, both wearing blue, and both fighting in the same cadre in the…  See more details below

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Few historical figures are as inextricably linked as Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. But less than two decades before they faced each other as enemies at Appomattox, they had been brothers--both West Point graduates, both wearing blue, and both fighting in the same cadre in the Mexican War. They were not alone: Sherman, Davis, Jackson-nearly all of the Civil War's greatest soldiers had been forged in the heat of Vera Cruz and Monterrey.
The Mexican War has faded from our national memory, but it was a struggle of enormous significance: the first U.S. war waged on foreign soil; and it nearly doubled our nation. At this fascinating juncture of American history, a group of young men came together to fight as friends, only years later to fight as enemies. This is their story. Full of dramatic battles, daring rescues, secret missions, soaring triumphs and tragic losses, THE TRAINING GROUND is history at its finest.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803228122
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
378,257
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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