Desperate Stand: The Battle of Buena Vista (ePub eBook)

Desperate Stand: The Battle of Buena Vista (ePub eBook)

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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.

Keywords: Mexican war, army campaigns of Mexican war, u.s. and mexico, u.s. and Mexican war, battle of Buena vista, American-mexican war, buena vista, mexican war battles, mexican-american war

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008-300-00017-8
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9780160867231
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