The Training Ground (häftad)
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Bison Books
Ward, George
7 maps, 12 images
227 x 154 x 24 mm
636 g
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1723:Standard B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
The Training Ground (häftad)

The Training Ground

Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846-1848

Häftad Engelska, 2009-12-01
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For four years during the Civil War, Generals Grant and Lee clashed as bitter enemies in a war that bloodied and scorched the American landscape. Yet in an earlier time, they had worn the same uniform and fought together. In The Training Ground, acclaimed historian Martin Dugard presents the saga of how, two decades before the Civil War, a group of West Point graduates-including Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson, and William Tecumseh Sherman-fought together as brothers. Drawing on a range of primary sources and original research, Dugard paints a gripping narrative of the Mexican War, which eventually almost doubled the size of the United States. The Training Ground vividly takes us into the thick brush of Palo Alto, where a musket ball narrowly misses Grant but kills a soldier standing near him; through the mountains and ravines of Cerro Gordo, as Lee searches frantically for a secret route into the Mexican army's seemingly invincible position; to Monterrey, as future enemies Davis and Grant ride together into battle; down the California coast, where war-hungry Sherman seeks blood and vengeance. And we are there as the young troops mount the final heroic-and deadly-assault on Mexico City. With narrative verve and brilliant research, The Training Ground brings to light a story of brotherhood, sacrifice, and initiation by fire.
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"This book gives an interesting sidelight on the Mexican War and a foretaste of the American Civil War."-Stan Moore, Denver Westerners Roundup -- Stan Moore * Denver Westerners Roundup * "The Training Ground is an interesting, often insightful account of the experiences of U.S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, William T. Sherman and Jefferson Davis during the Mexican War. . . . Worth a read for anyone interested in the Civil War and the development of senior military leadership."-A. A. Nofi, NYMAS Review -- A. A. Nofi * NYMAS Review * "Canny in its depictions of intriguing, powerful personalities and Machiavellian politics, meticulous in its textured battlefield and logistical descriptions, The Training Ground has the fast-paced feel of a good historical novel, but it's all well-researched fact."-American History * American History * "Dugard's spirited narrative animates a group of men whose force of character, professional skill and ability to think outside conventional limits revitalized the sclerotic army."-Publishers Weekly * Publishers Weekly * "Action-packed and peopled by intriguing characters."-Kirkus Reviews * Kirkus *

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Martin Dugard is the New York Times best-selling author of such nonfiction titles as The Last Voyage of Columbus, Farther Than Any Man, Knockdown, Chasing Lance, and Into Africa.


Author's NoteAppomattoxPrologueBook One: Line in the SandOne: Corpus ChristiTwo: Rio GrandeThree: Rough and ReadyFour: Fields of FireFive: Call to BattleSix: Fort TexasSeven: ClashEight: Resaca de la PalmaNine: Brown BessTen: VolunteersEleven: Growing UpBook Two: Taylor's WarTwelve: CamargoThirteen: Star-Spangled BannerFourteen: Eager for ActionFifteen: First MississippiSixteen: The WesternerSeventeen: The RiflesEighteen: Supply TrainNineteen: PreludeTwenty: Monterrey, Day OneTwenty-One: Monterrey, Day TwoTwenty-Two: The MortarBook Three: Politics and WarTwenty-Three: Change of CommandTwenty-Four: The Perils of OccupationTwenty-Five: Policy and PowerBook Four: Scott's WarTwenty-Six: TransfersTwenty-Seven: The Artillery OfficerTwenty-Eight: One Step CloserTwenty-Nine: CaliforniaThirty: Taylor Stands AloneThirty-One: The HaciendaThirty-Two: Lobos IslandThirty-Three: InvasionThirty-Four: National RoadThirty-Five: Twiggs's DilemmaThirty-Six: ReconnaissanceThirty-Seven: Pressing the AdvantageBook Five: The Aztec ClubThirty-Eight: "Nothing Can Stop This Army"Thirty-Nine: Old GloryForty: ConquestForty-One: Fourth of JulyEpilogueAcknowledgmentsAppendix AAppendix BAppendix CSelected Notes and BiographiesSelected BibliographyIndex