America's Continental Dream and the Mexican War, 1846-1848
By Joseph Wheelan
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9780786717194, 520pp.)
Publication Date: March 2007
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Popular historian Joseph Wheelan gives a lively chronicle of the first U.S. war declared on a dubious pretext, the ultimate example of "Manifest Destiny," the nation's first comprehensive anti-war movement, and the baptism by fire of the future generals of the Civil War
Joseph Wheelan, a graduate of the University of Wyoming and University of Colorado, Denver, was for twenty-six years an editor and reporter for the Associated Press and the Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming). He is the author of Jefferson’s War and Jefferson's Vendetta, each available from Carroll & Graf. He lives in Cary, North Carolina, with his wife, Pat.