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James McCaffrey examines America's first foreign war, the Mexican War, through the day-to-day experiences of the American soldier in battle, in camp, and on the march. With remarkable sympathy, humor, and grace, the author fills in the historical gaps of one war while rising issues now found to be strikingly relevant to this nation's modern military concerns.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Abbreviations in Notes
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. 1. "War Exists by the Act of Mexico Herself'
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 2. To the Colors
  2. pp. 15-34
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  1. 3. Off to War
  2. pp. 35-51
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  1. 4. "Nearly All Who Take Sick Die"*
  2. pp. 52-65
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  1. 5. "Reptiles in the Path of Progressive Democracy"*
  2. pp. 66-79
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  1. 6. "All the Varieties of a Soldier's Life"*
  2. pp. 80-105
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  1. 7. "Keeping Down Unruly Spirits"*
  2. pp. 106-128
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  1. 8. The Volunteers Take the Field
  2. pp. 129-146
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  1. 9. The Army of the West
  2. pp. 147-164
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  1. 10. To the Halls of the Montezumas
  2. pp. 165-192
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  1. 11. Peace at Last
  2. pp. 193-204
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  1. 12. Epilogue
  2. pp. 205-210
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 211-240
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 241-270
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-274
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814759684
Print ISBN
9780814755051
MARC Record
OCLC
782878003
Pages
293
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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