A Wicked War|Amy S. Greenberg
A Wicked War : Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
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The definitive history of the often forgotten U.S.-Mexican War paints an intimate portrait of the major players and their world--from Indian fights and Manifest Destiny, to secret military maneuvers, gunshot wounds, and political spin.

"If one can read only a single book about the Mexican-American War, this is the one to read." --The New York Review of Books

Often overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg's skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire to life with memorable characters, plotlines, and legacies.

Along the way it captures a young Lincoln mismatching his clothes, the lasting influence of the Founding Fathers, the birth of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and America's first national antiwar movement. A key chapter in the creation of the United States, it is the story of a burgeoning nation and an unforgettable conflict that has shaped American history.


  • ISBN-13: 9780307475992
  • ISBN-10: 0307475999
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: August 2013
  • Dimensions: 7.98 x 5.21 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.76 pounds
  • Page Count: 368