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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

Label
Kearny's march : the epic creation of the American West, 1846-1847
Title
Kearny's march
Title remainder
the epic creation of the American West, 1846-1847
Statement of responsibility
Winston Groom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In June 1846, General Stephen Watts Kearny rode out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with two thousand soldiers, bound for California. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-2020-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Groom, Winston
Dewey number
979/.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kearny's Expedition, 1846
  • Kearny, Stephen Watts
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Kearny's march : the epic creation of the American West, 1846-1847, Winston Groom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What's in a name? -- 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 -- 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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 310 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307270962
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011013889
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • ocn701810360
  • 438601
  • (OCoLC)701810360
Label
Kearny's march : the epic creation of the American West, 1846-1847, Winston Groom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What's in a name? -- 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 -- 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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 310 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307270962
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011013889
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • ocn701810360
  • 438601
  • (OCoLC)701810360
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