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  •  The book is by Penn State historian Amy S. (6+ / 0-)

    Greenberg called A Wicked War that focuses not so much on the military details of the Mexican American War, but on the interplay between Henry Clay, James Polk, and Abraham Lincoln with regard to events happening in Mexico and US politics.  It is really interesting and in some sense, is something like what is happening today.  

    The problem with the US electorate is that they really do not know their history all that well and act on the myth rather than the reality.

    And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

    by MrJersey on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 10:47:56 AM PDT

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    •  That's an excellent and highly readable book (1+ / 0-)
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      It's also a good example of the fact that historians write history to provide lessons we need to get to deal with current day problems.

      The US Supreme Court has by its actions and rhetoric has ceased to be legitimate. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - over

      by Rick B on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 01:41:22 PM PDT

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