From the Back Cover
"Presenting a fresh approach that will appeal to more than just military historians, this is arguably one of the most important works ever to have been published on the Mexican War and one that will remain unsurpassed for years to come."--Richard Bruce Winders, author of Mr. Polk's Army: The American Military Experience in the Mexican War
"A welcome, engaging, and important study of American wartime journalism in its infancy. Reilly and Witten chronicle the resourcefulness, tenacity, and ingenuity of the professional and amateur journalists whose tireless efforts kept the American public informed of events from the nation's first foreign war."--Timothy D. Johnson, author of A Gallant Little Army: The Mexico City Campaign
About the Author
Tom Reilly was a professor of journalism at California State University, Northridge, and was the founding editor of Journalism History
. He died in 2002. His former student Manley Witten teaches in the School of Communication at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.