Mexican-American War resources (was Re: [civilwarwest] Professor Simpson on Book TV
- I'm running very behind on my e-mail again.
> Once again a Shaara is sparking my interest in a war about which I know too little. Now to find a"The Mexican War, 1846-1848" by K. Jack Bauer is probably the best
> good book on the war which is not a historical novel. Suggestions anyone?
single volume history of the war. I picked up my copy about 2 years ago
at the Palo Alto Visitor's center. Eisenhower's book is a good read,
but glosses over some of the naval details, along with missing the
OOBs. If you're a wargamer, or just plain into uniform details, The
Mexican War" by Anton Adams (Emperor's Press) is a must have. Lots of
color plates, details, OOBs, maps, etc. Brassey's uniform series also
has a volume on the MAW with pictures of surviving uniforms and
Two other books of interest. One is "The Plains of Palo Alto" (IIRC).
This is a book dealing with the archeology of the Palo Alto
battlefield. The other book is "The Mexican Soldier 1837-1847" by
Nieto,Brown and Hefter. I believe it's currently out of print.
If you're into web sites:
The Aztec Club: http://www.walika.com/aztec.htm
The PBS companion site to the TV series:
The Descendants of Mexican Wars Veterans site:
Being married to a Mexican gal, this war also qualifies as a civil war
in our home.