This is a must read for any student of military of the era.
Obviously, this construct also makes it easy to use the book as a study reference, nevertheless, the structure does not interfere with a cover-to-cover reading.
It is gratifying to know that Mr. Polk's Army is recognized by historians as a key work in the field of Mexican War Studies.
I've done quite a lot of reading on the Mexican War but none so helpful as this volume. I learned about the culture of Mexico and how the US soldier viewed that culture. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Carolyn Howard
Utilized this book for a graduate class on the Mexican-American War. It is a detailed account of President James K. Polk's presidency and his management of the war.Published on December 29, 2012 by H. D. Jones
A bit on the dry side. Excellent commentary and analysis of the economics and politics of the era. Worth the read.Published on December 8, 2012 by davetucaz
Richard Bruce Winders is the curator and chief historian at the Alamo, and an expert on Revolutionary and Mexican War-era America/Texas. Read morePublished on April 10, 2012 by Tammany Hall
This books is not so much about the war itself but the workings of the army itself. It is as a complete a study on the subject as there is. Read morePublished on March 2, 2008 by Ernesto Manzo