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Author LinkGreenberg, Amy S.,1968-
Title LinkA wicked war : Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. invasion of Mexico / by Amy Greenberg.
Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Description xix, 344 p. :  ill. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-330) and index.
Contents Contents: Pt. 1. Polk’s dream, 1844-45. Valentine’s Day ; "Who is James K. Polk?" ; The upset -- pt. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Polk’s war, 1845-46. Speaking cannon fire ; "The mischief is done" -- pt. 3. The crucible of conscience, 1846-47. A tame, spiritless fellow ; Buena Vista ; Inscrutable providence ; Needless, wicked, and wrong ; War measures ; Duty and justice -- pt. 4. Truth and consequences, 1848. To conquer a peace ; A clear conscience -- Epilogue: Lineage.
Summary A critical assessment of the Mexican-American war and its divisive role in U.S. politics also evaluates its impact on the careers of James Polk, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln and how it set the stage for the American Civil War.
Per.Sub. LinkPolk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849.
LinkClay, Henry, 1777-1852.
LinkLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Subject LinkMexican War, 1846-1848.
LinkMexican War, 1846-1848 -- Political aspects -- United States.
LinkMexican War, 1846-1848 -- Influence.
Add.Author LinkFrench, Robert S., donor.

System Number 000664118
ISBN Link9780307592699

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