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Buena Vista Iron Deposit

Author : Victor E. Kral
ISBN : UOM:39015078490557
Genre : Iron mines and mining
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Buena Vista In The Club

Author : Geoffrey Baker
ISBN : 9780822349594
Genre : History
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Geoffrey Baker traces the trajectory of the Havana hip hop scene from the late 1980s to the present and analyzes its partial eclipse by reggaet&ón.
Category: History

Desperate Stand The Battle Of Buena Vista

Author : Stephen A. Carney
ISBN : 0160867231
Genre : History
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CMH Pub 73-4. U.S. Army Campaigns of the Mexican War. Prepared by Stephen A. Carney. Discusses the Battle of Buena Vista which occurred during the Mexican-American War in 1847. Desperate Stand: The Battle of Buena Vista is the fourth in a series about the Mexican War, which was the U.S. Army's first experience waging an extended conflict in a foreign land. This brief war is often overlooked by casual students of history since it occurred so close to the American Civil War and is overshadowed by the latter's sheer size and scope. Yet, the Mexican War was instrumental in shaping the geographical boundaries of the United States. At the conclusion of this conflict, the U.S. had added some one million square miles of territory. The Mexican War still has much to teach us about projecting force, conducting operations in hostile territory with a small force that is dwarfed by the local population, urban combat, the difficulties of occupation, and the courage and perseverance of individual soldiers. This is one of eight pamphlets by Stephen A. Carney planned to provide an accessible and readable account of the U.S. Army's role and achievements in the conflict.
Category: History

Buena Vista Virginia

Author : United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
ISBN : IND:30000090192810
Genre : Flood control
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Climax At Buena Vista

Author : David Lavender
ISBN : 0812218604
Genre : History
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The ferocity and magnitude of the American Civil War eclipses that of all other nineteenth-century conflicts, but the hard fighting and tactics that played out between the North and South were first developed during the Mexican-American War of the late 1840s. It was during this struggle between two regional powers that the United States showed that it could muster soldiers representing far-flung states of the Union--Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Mississippi--and officers fresh from West Point, testing the military preparedness of the young nation. In Climax at Buena Vista, David Lavender tells the complete story of the turning point in the Mexican-American War. In an effort to secure Texas firmly as a state, the United States declared war on Mexico and launched an invasion, including an effort to capture Mexico City from the north and from the coast. The American plans fell short, however, and attempts were made to achieve a decisive victory through shifting troops to various points of attack. This strategy depleted the forces led by General Zachary Taylor, and in February 1847, near the small outpost of Buena Vista, he and his roughly 4,500 regulars found themselves facing an army of more than 20,000 Mexican soldiers led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna. What should have been a rout ended up in a draw, with the American troops maneuvering quickly and regrouping in order to keep the surrounding Mexican troops from completely overrunning their position. Santa Anna was forced to withdraw and, with the Mexican forces demoralized, the Americans were able to reignite the offensive and ultimately force Mexico to sue for peace. David Lavender's acclaimed account of this battle allows the reader to understand the complex and confusing movements of the opposing forces, and it places the war in the greater American political context, where huge territories were acquired and future presidents groomed.
Category: History

Climax At Buena Vista

Author : David Sievert Lavender
ISBN : UCAL:B4437410
Genre : Buena Vista, Battle of, Mexico, 1847
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