Before the tragedy of the Civil War tore the United States in two, America was involved in another war, one that has not received nearly the attention it deserves. In fact, the Mexican-American War, 1846-1848, could arguably be called the training ground for the Civil War a little over a decade later.
Author Phillip K. Rose turns the spotlight on this important historical event in American history in Mexico Redux. Rose digs into the heart of this conflict and calls it the most significant war in American history. Through an eclectic mix of fact and fiction, he profiles some of the war's major and minor players, offering new ideas and concepts that challenge the current historical record.
Through the eyes of historical figures, the Mexican-American war comes to life. Santa Anna describes his tumultuous experiences at the Alamo and the Battle of Buena Vista while General Zachary Taylor discusses the Battle of Resaca de la Palma in chilling detail. Lesser known individuals, such as naval officer Robert Field Stockton and ordinary soldier Lew Wallace, also lend their voices to this historic drama.
Inventive and thoroughly researched, Mexico Redux provides an important addition to our understanding of the Mexican-American War.