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Desperate Stand: The Battle of Buena Vista

Title:
Desperate Stand: The Battle of Buena Vista
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
Backordered
GPO Stock Number:
008-029-00471-2
ISBN:
9780160794230
Description

CMH Pub 73-4.

Desperate Stand: The Battle of Buena Vista is the fourth in a series about the Mexican War, which was the U.S. Army's first experience waging an extended conflict in a foreign land.

This brief war is often overlooked by casual students of history since it occurred so close to the American Civil War and is overshadowed by the latter's sheer size and scope. Yet, the Mexican War was instrumental in shaping the geographical boundaries of the United States. At the conclusion of this conflict, the U.S. had added some one million square miles of territory. The Mexican War still has much to teach us about projecting force, conducting operations in hostile territory with a small force that is dwarfed by the local population, urban combat, the difficulties of occupation, and the courage and perseverance of individual soldiers.

This is one of eight pamphlets by Stephen A. Carney planned to provide an accessible and readable account of the U.S. Army's role and achievements in the conflict.

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Audience

Teachers and students would find this book to be useful when learning about the Mexican-American War.

Product Details

Availability Details:
Backordered
USA Price:
$4.50
International Price:
$6.30
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Author:
  • Carney, Stephen A.
Year/Pages:
2008: 46 p.; ill.
Notes:
NB1326
Key Phrases:
  • Center of Military History Publication 73 4
  • Battle of Buena Vista, 1847
  • United States Army Campaigns of the Mexican War
  • Military History
  • Army History
  • Mexican American War
Weight:
0.1875
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Subject Bibliography:
059
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
10/04/2007
Last Status Update:
06/21/2017
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