✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ A Wicked War By Amy S. Greenberg ⚣ – Heartforum.co.uk Often forgotten and overlooked the US Mexican War featured false starts atrocities and daring back channel negotiations as it divided the nation paved the way for the Civil War a generation later and Often forgotten and overlooked the US Mexican War featured false starts atrocities and daring back channel negotiations as it divided the nation paved the way for the Civil War a generation later and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln Amy S Greenberg’s skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire to life with memorable characters plotlines and A Wicked Epub / legacies When President James K Polk compelled a divided Congress to support his war with Mexico it was the first time that the young American nation would engage another republic in battle Caught up in the conflict and the political furor surrounding it were Abraham Lincoln then a new congressman; Polk the dour president committed to territorial expansion at any cost; and Henry Clay the aging statesman whose presidential hopes had been frustrated once again but who still harbored influence and had one last great speech up his sleeve Beyond these illustrious figures A Wicked War follows several fascinating and long neglected characters Lincoln’s archrival John Hardin whose death opened the door to Lincoln’s rise; Nicholas Trist gentleman diplomat and secret negotiator who broke with his president to negotiate a fair peace; and Polk’s wife Sarah whose shrewd politicking was crucial in the Oval Office This definitive history of the conflict paints an intimate portrait of the major players and their world It is a story of Indian fights Manifest Destiny secret military maneuvers gunshot wounds and political spin Along the way it captures a young Lincoln mismatching his clothes the lasting influence of the Founding Fathers the birth of the Daughters of the American Revolution and America’s first national antiwar movement A key chapter in the creation of the United States it is the story of a burgeoning nation and an unforgettable conflict that has shaped American history .
Amy Greenberg is Liberal Arts Research Professor of History and Women's Studies at Penn State She is a leading scholar of Manifest Destiny and has held fellowships from the Huntington Library the New York Historical Society the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Philosophical Society Her previous books include Manifest Manhood Antebellum American Empire and Cause for Alarm.
- 344 pages
- A Wicked War
- Amy S. Greenberg
- 01 February 2016 Amy S. Greenberg