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The Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846-1848
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bison Books
Publication date December 1, 2009
Pages 446
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780803228122
ISBN-10 0803228120
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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For four years during the Civil War, Generals Grant and Lee clashed as bitter enemies in a war that bloodied and scorched the American landscape. Yet in an earlier time, they had worn the same uniform and fought together.
 
In The Training Ground, acclaimed historian Martin Dugard presents the saga of how, two decades before the Civil War, a group of West Point graduates—including Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson, and William Tecumseh Sherman—fought together as brothers. Drawing on a range of primary sources and original research, Dugard paints a gripping narrative of the Mexican War, which eventually almost doubled the size of the United States.
 
The Training Ground vividly takes us into the thick brush of Palo Alto, where a musket ball narrowly misses Grant but kills a soldier standing near him; through the mountains and ravines of Cerro Gordo, as Lee searches frantically for a secret route into the Mexican army’s seemingly invincible position; to Monterrey, as future enemies Davis and Grant ride together into battle; down the California coast, where war-hungry Sherman seeks blood and vengeance. And we are there as the young troops mount the final heroic—and deadly—assault on Mexico City. With narrative verve and brilliant research, The Training Ground brings to light a story of brotherhood, sacrifice, and initiation by fire.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780316166256
 
from Little Brown & Co (May 14, 2008)
9780316166256 | details & prices | 446 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $29.99
About: Few historical figures are as inextricably linked as Ulysses S.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Bison Books (December 1, 2009)
9780803228122 | details & prices | 446 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.95
About: For four years during the Civil War, Generals Grant and Lee clashed as bitter enemies in a war that bloodied and scorched the American landscape.
Miscellaneous
from Little Brown & Co (June 16, 2008)
9780316032537 | details & prices | List price $14.99
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781433214592 Book cover for 9781433214608
 
With Robertson Dean (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (June 16, 2008)
9781433214608 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Few historical figures are as inextricably linked as Ulysses S.
With Robertson Dean (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (June 1, 2008)
9781433214592 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $32.95
About: Few historical figures are as inextricably linked as Ulysses S.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781433214585
 
With Robertson Dean (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (June 1, 2008)
9781433214585 | details & prices | List price $32.95
About: Few historical figures are as inextricably linked as Ulysses S.

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