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A sinister splendor : a mexican war novel / by Mike Blakely.

By: Blakely, Mike [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Thorndike Press large print Western series: Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019Copyright date: �2019Edition: Large print edition.Description: 733 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781432865443; 1432865447.Subject(s): Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Fiction | Mexican-American Border Region -- Fiction | Mexico -- Fiction | Texas -- Fiction | Large type books | Mexican War (1846-1848) | Large type books | Texas | North America -- Mexican-American Border Region | Mexico | 1846-1848Genre/Form: Western fiction. | Fiction. | Large type books. | Western fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: It's 1845. Texas joins the union and Mexico threatens war over the disputed Texas border. Meanwhile, expansionists dream of an America that sprawls all the way to the Pacific Coast. Can a conflict with an already war-torn Mexico satisfy this lust for territory? The Mexican-American War becomes the heroic proving ground for future Civil War generals and presidents of the United States, Mexico, and the Confederacy. But the glories of victory are tempered by the horrors of war--lives lost, bodies battered, souls shattered, dreams crushed, whole cities razed, and innocence forever dashed.
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It's 1845. Texas joins the union and Mexico threatens war over the disputed Texas border. Meanwhile, expansionists dream of an America that sprawls all the way to the Pacific Coast. Can a conflict with an already war-torn Mexico satisfy this lust for territory? The Mexican-American War becomes the heroic proving ground for future Civil War generals and presidents of the United States, Mexico, and the Confederacy. But the glories of victory are tempered by the horrors of war--lives lost, bodies battered, souls shattered, dreams crushed, whole cities razed, and innocence forever dashed.

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