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With Texas in the Union , protected by the powerful United States , the whole contention with Mexico should have soon come to an end . But the larger scheme of Mexican conquest was still in the background , and something had to be done ...
Yet there is no gainsaying the fact that Scott's march to the City of Mexico was daring in conception . He had less than twelve thousand men , and there were seven million people in Mexico . This was emphasized in Santa Anna's ...
The regimental " bad man ” -known by his nickname of “ Mexico ” —swaggered drunk before the commander's tent , and dared anybody to touch him . Grant had him tied up to a post . “ For every minute I stand here I'll have an ounce of your ...
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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THE UNWILLING SOLDIER
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