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John S. D. Eisenhower (1922–2013)

Autor(a) de So Far from God: The U.S. War with Mexico, 1846-1848

20+ Works 1,434 Membros 19 Reviews 2 Favorited

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Battles of the Revolutionary War, 1775-1781 (1990) — Introdução — 212 cópias
D-Day: The Greatest Invasion - A People's History (2003) — Introdução — 139 cópias
The Defeat of Imperial Germany, 1917-1918 (1988) — Introdução — 118 cópias
Why We Fight [2005 film] (2005) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
V-Mail: Letters of a World War II Combat Medic (1985) — Prefácio — 20 cópias
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2001 (2001) — Author "Genesis of the AEF" — 10 cópias
A Morning in June: Defending Outpost Harry (2010) — Prefácio, algumas edições8 cópias

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a little short and I should have liked more details about home life and less about the military campaigns, but it gave all the highlights.
 
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cspiwak | outras 8 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
Good biography from a son’s point of view. Mostly in the war years.
 
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kslade | Dec 8, 2022 |
So Far From God is a very well written history of the 1846-1848 U.S. war with Mexico. Author Eisenhower not only provides clear and interesting descriptions of the military action in Mexico (complete with well-drawn maps) but he also provides the reader with an understanding of the close relationship between politics and military proceedings of both the U.S. and Mexico and how these relationships impacted the interactions of both countries with respect to the prosecution of the war.

The cost of the war in terms of treasure and lives was appalling for everyone concerned and the fallout with respect to political and military careers as well as the fate of both nations was significant. In the U.S. the nightmare of the Civil War just 13 years later overshadowed the importance of this war in the national conscience, however, as the author notes, the impact of the Mexican-American war still plays a role in the present-day dealings between the two countries.

I learned a great deal from this book and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in history.
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alco261 | Jul 30, 2022 |

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Obras
20
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Membros
1,434
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#17,942
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
19
ISBNs
49
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