• A Wicked War

  • Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
  • By: Amy S. Greenberg
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (230 ratings)

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A Wicked War

By: Amy S. Greenberg
Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
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Publisher's summary

A Wicked War presents the definitive history of the 1846 war between the United States and Mexico - a conflict that turned America into a continental power. Amy Greenberg describes the battles between American and Mexican armies, but also delineates the political battles between Democrats and Whigs - the former led by the ruthless Polk, the latter by the charismatic Henry Clay and a young representative from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln. Greenberg brilliantly recounts this key chapter in the creation of the United States with authority and narrative flair.

©2012 Amy Greenberg. (P)2012 HighBridge Company
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

Critic reviews

“Greenberg’s probing account of this war reveals its drama - and its very modern complexity.”( Publishers Weekly)