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The Mexican-American War

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Army of Manifest Destiny: The American Soldier in the Mexican War, 1846-1848 (The American Social Experience)
by James M. McCaffrey
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.
Paperback from New York University Press
1994

The Horse Soldier 1851-1880: The Frontier, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Indian Wars
by Randy Steffen
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The Irish Soldiers of Mexico
by Michael Hogan
One of the very few unbiased accounts of the Mexican-American war, and the only book by a foreigner used by Mexican universities... the remainder being dismissed as propaganda. Db.
Paperback from Fondo Editorial Universitario

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Kendall of the Picayune: Being His Adventures in New Orleans, on the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, in the Mexican War, and in the Colonization of the te
by Fayette Copeland, Robert Walter Johannsen
(Paperback)

The Mexican War Journal and Letters of Ralph W. Kirkham (Essays on the American West, No 11)
by Robert Ryal Miller (Editor)
(Paperback - January 1993)
 

The March to Monterrey
The March to Monterrey: The Diary of Lieutenant Rankin Dilworth, U.S. Army: A Narrative of Troop Movements and Observations on Daily Life With General Zachary Taylor's Army (Southwestern Studies, No 102)
by Rankin Dilworth, Lawrence R. Clayton, Joseph E. Chance
Paperback from Texas Western Press
 

The Mexican-American War: An Annotated Bibliography
by Norman E. Tutorow
(Hardcover - August 1981)

The Mexican-American War (World History Series)
by Don Nardo
(Library Binding)

Mr. Polk's Army: The American Military Experience in the Mexican War (Military History Ser)
by Richard Bruce Winders
(Paperback)

The Mexican-American War, 1846-1848 (Men-At-Arms Series, 56)
by Philip R. Katcher, Gerry Embleton (Illustrator)
Paperback: 48 pages
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 0850452538; (August 1989)
 

Rogue's March: John Riley and the St. Patrick's Battalion
Rogue's March: John Riley and the St. Patrick's Battalion
by Peter F. Stevens
Book Description: The controversial true story of the US Army deserters--the majority of them Irish immigrants--who fought valiantly as a Mexican Army unit during the Mexican War of 1846. It takes a close look at the organized prejudice against Irish Catholic and German immigrants. 
Hardcover from Brasseys, Inc.
 
A Short, Offhand, Killing Affair: Soldiers and Social Conflict during the Mexican-American War
by Paul Foos
Paperback from The University of North Carolina Press

So Far from God: The U.S. War With Mexico, 1846-1848
by John S. D. Eisenhower
Book Description: The Mexican-American War of the 1840s, precipitated by border disputes and the U.S. annexation of Texas, ended with the military occupation of Mexico City by General Winfield Scott. In the subsequent treaty, the United States gained territory that would become California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and parts of Wyoming and Colorado. In this highly readable account, John S. D. Eisenhower provides a comprehensive survey of this frequently overlooked war. 
Paperback: 464 pages
Univ of Oklahoma Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0806132795; (September )

Surrounded by Dangers of All Kinds: The Mexican War Letters of Lieutenant Theodore Laidley (War and the Southwest Series, 6)
by Theodore Laidley, James M. McCaffrey (Editor)
(Hardcover)

To the Halls of the Montezumas: The Mexican War in the American Imagination
by Robert Walter Johannsen
(Paperback - February 1988)

Viva Tejas : The Story of the Tejanos, the Mexican-Born Patriots of the Texas Revolution
by Ruben R. Lozano
Reprint of the 1935 volume.
Paperback: 70 pages
Alamo Pr; ISBN: 0943260027; (December 1, 1985)
 

War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War (The Lamar Series in Western History)
War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War (The Lamar Series in Western History)
by Brian DeLay
In the early 1830s, after decades of relative peace, northern Mexicans and the Indians whom they called “the barbarians” descended into a terrifying cycle of violence. For the next fifteen years, owing in part to changes unleashed by American expansion, Indian warriors launched devastating attacks across ten Mexican states. Raids and counter-raids claimed thousands of lives, ruined much of northern Mexico’s economy, depopulated its countryside, and left man-made “deserts” in place of thriving settlements. Just as important, this vast interethnic war informed and emboldened U.S. arguments in favor of seizing Mexican territory while leaving northern Mexicans too divided, exhausted, and distracted to resist the American invasion and subsequent occupation. 

Exploring Mexican, American, and Indian sources ranging from diplomatic correspondence and congressional debates to captivity narratives and plains Indians’ pictorial calendars, War of a Thousand Deserts recovers the surprising and previously unrecognized ways in which economic, cultural, and political developments within native communities affected nineteenth-century nation-states. In the process this ambitious book offers a rich and often harrowing new narrative of the era when the United States seized half of Mexico’s national territory.
Paperback from Yale University Press

 
War With Mexico (Spotlight on American History)
by William Jay Jacobs
(Library Binding - November 1993)

Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War
by Mark Crawford, et al
Library Binding: 400 pages
ABC-CLIO; ISBN: 157607059X; (September 1, )
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Shamrock and Sword: The Saint Patrick's Battalion in the U.S.-Mexican War
by Robert Ryal Miller
By the Mexicans they were regarded as heroes, but by the Americans as deserters and traitors and as such 50 were hanged. A sad, sour episode in US military history. Db.
Paperback from Univ of Oklahoma Pr (Trd)

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Aztec Club of 1847 Military Society of the Mexican War
by Richard Breithaupt Jr.
Hardcover: 1506 pages
Walika; ISBN: 1886085056; (July 1, )
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Mexican-American War 1846-48 (Brassey's History of Uniforms Series)
by Ron Field, et al
Hardcover: 144 pages
Brasseys, Inc.; ISBN: 1857532104; (March )
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Images of Spanish American War
by Stan Cohen
Paperback - 400 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 1575100312
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