The Mexican War 1846–1848

The Mexican War 1846–1848

  • Author: Douglas V Meed
  • Publication Date: 6 Jun 2014
  • ISBN: 9781472810007
  • Format: eBook (ePub)
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The war with Mexico was the one of the most decisive conflicts in American history. After smashing Mexico's armies the young republic bestrode the North American continent like a colossus with one leg anchored on the Atlantic seaboard and the other on the Pacific. It was a bitter, hard fought war that raged across Mexico through the northern deserts, the fever-ridden Gulf cities and the balmy haciendas of California. This book covers the full course of the war, ending with General Winfield Scott's march from the captured port of Vera Cruz to Mexico City, fighting all the way.

Biographical Note

Douglas V Meed is a former US infantryman and cryptanalyst with the Army Security Agency in Europe. Following degrees in Journalism and history he worked as reporter and editor with the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Light newspapers, before being selected as Foreign Services Officer with the United States Information Agency in Europe and Asia. He has written a number of books, including ‘The Fighting Texas Navy 1832-1843' (Republic of Texas Press, 2001) and ‘Texas Wanderlust' (Texas A&M University Press, 1997). He has also written numerous articles for history magazines and academic journals.

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