A Sinister Splendor: A Mexican War Novel
ISBN: 0765328380
EAN13: 9780765328380
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 19, 2019
Pages: 448
Dimensions: 1.574803" H x 9.527559" L x 6.535433" W
Weight: 1.375685 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Pairing extensive research with a brilliance for reviving the past in gripping narrative, Spur Award-winning author Mike Blakely has penned an epic, historical novelization of the Mexican-American War in A Sinister Splendor

1845. Texas joins the union. Mexico threatens war over the disputed Texas border. But much more than the Rio Grande Valley lies at stake--expansionists dream of an America that sprawls all the way to the Pacific Coast. Can a conflict with an already war-torn Mexico satisfy this lust for territory?

President James K. Polk sends troops the Texas border to test Mexico's appetite for war. General Zachary Taylor, known as Old Rough and Ready, leads the invasion south. A 24-year-old lieutenant named Ulysses S. Grant gets his first taste of battle. Texas Rangers John Coffee Hays and Sam Walker expand their reputations as fearless fighting men. An Irishman, John Riley, quits the U.S. Army--along with hundreds of other mistreated immigrant soldiers--and forms a Mexican battalion of U.S. deserters. Army laundress Sarah Bowman is celebrated as a heroine on her way to becoming a frontier legend. The infamous Mexican warlord, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, returns to power through intrigue and political persuasion.

The Mexican-American war becomes the heroic proving ground for future Civil War generals and presidents of the Read More chevron_right

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