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The Resource Kearny's march : the epic creation of the American west, 1846-1847, Winston Groom

Kearny's march : the epic creation of the American west, 1846-1847, Winston Groom

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Kearny's march : the epic creation of the American west, 1846-1847
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Kearny's march
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the epic creation of the American west, 1846-1847
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Winston Groom
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eng
Summary
"In June 1846, General Stephen Watts Kearny rode out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with two thousand soldiers, bound for California. At the time, the nation was hell-bent on expansion: James K. Polk had lately won the presidency by threatening England over the borders in Oregon, while Congress had just voted, in defiance of the Mexican government, to annex Texas. After Mexico declared war on the United States, Kearny's Army of the West was sent out, carrying orders to occupy Mexican territory. When his expedition ended a year later, the country had doubled in size and now stretched from the Atlantic to the Pacific, fulfilling what many saw as the nation's unique destiny -- and at the same time setting the stage for the American Civil War. Winston Groom recounts the amazing adventure and danger that Kearny and his troops encountered on the trail. Their story intertwines with those of the famous mountain man Kit Carson; Brigham Young and his Mormon followers fleeing persecution and Illinois; and the ill-fated Donner party, trapped in the snow of the Sierra Nevada. Together, they encounter wild Indians, Mexican armies, political intrigue, dangerous wildlife, gold rushes, and land-grabs. Some returned in glory, others in shackles, and some not at all. But these were the people who helped America fulfill her promise. Distilling a wealth of letters, journals, and military records, Groom gives us a powerful account that enlivens our understanding of the exciting, if unforgiving, business of country-making." -- Publisher
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Kearny's march
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Documents the mid-nineteenth-century mission by General Stephen Watts Kearny that expanded the United States territory to the Pacific Ocean, recounting the formidable dangers faced by his cavalrymen
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978/.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E405.2
LC item number
.G76 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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Kearny's march : the epic creation of the American west, 1846-1847, Winston Groom
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Kearny's march : the epic creation of the American west, 1846-1847, Winston Groom
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A people in motion -- Mr. Polk gets his war -- The Pathfinder -- True west -- Kearny's march -- The Santa Fe Trail -- Some days you eat the bear; some days the bear eats you -- "The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on" -- In old Monterey -- Literally dancing on air -- Doniphan's Expedition -- The fight of their lives -- The death trap -- The horror -- Political treachery, military insubordination, discovery of Zion, and the salvation of children -- Last roll call: a warm salute
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ocn701810360
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
310 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307270962
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2011013889
Other physical details
ill., maps

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