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On May 13, 1846, the United States Congress declared war on Mexico. Although the Mexican-American War lasted only 18 months, its consequences were profound. Mexico lost nearly half of its territory to the United States: Texas, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. Some historians have described this conflict as America's first step toward empire. More ominously, this war first raised the issue of whether slavery should be permitted in the newly acquired territories, an issue that would help speed America toward the Civil War.
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  • MTYAOB
  • 25-06-2021

Shameful Depiction of Mexican Characters

The characterization of Mexicans throughout this performance accentuating a supposed Mexican pronunciation is tantamount to a blackface performance to depict African Americans. Shame on you!

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  • Gregor
  • 24-06-2019

Informational and engaging

George C Scott has a great voice. the other Charcter voices good as well. a pleasant and informative listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-03-2016

George C Scott is great

The book is OK. George C Scott made it better because of his style of reading.

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  • Jason
  • 01-09-2021

Good history of the Mexican-American War.

An interesting historical telling.of an interesting and very formative but too often forgotten time period in America. Excellent narration by George C. Scott. who wouldn't love that, no matter the topic? all around, an enjoyable historical read.

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  • JB
  • 09-08-2021

Excellent Overview

Balanced interpretational overview of an important period in US history with all the hypocrisy and greatness.

Worth the time just for the G.C. Scott reading.

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  • Curtis Mitchel
  • 13-07-2021

greatness

George C .Scott was amazing very informative and interesting will keep to leason again too

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  • 26-03-2021

A great primer for an overlooked war

Some of the voices were a bit corny at times, but I still found it engaging. A good, quick educational read.

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  • QUEEN B
  • 16-03-2021

A brief history of the Mexican-American War

George C Scott’s reading of this history is exemplary. It’s a great introduction to the beginnings and end/consequences of the war that ultimately raised its ugly head in the civil war. A great precursor to anyone wanting a brief but thorough overview.

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  • 04-11-2020

Concise

This is an excellent summation of the Mexican-American War.
It also acknowledged the supremacy of Winfield Scott.

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  • Steven Ray Hill
  • 15-01-2020

We want your territory give it up!

If you don't give us half of your territory we will invade until you do.

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