Mexican American War Reading List

  • A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent By Robert W. Merry
  • Gone for Soldiers By Jeff Shaara
  • Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides
  • A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico by Amy S. Greenberg
  • So Far from God: The U.S. War With Mexico, 1846-1848 by John S.D. Eisenhower
  • A Glorious Defeat: Mexico and Its War with the United States by Timothy J. Henderson
  • The War With Mexico: The Classic History of the Mexican-American War by Justin H. Smith
  • Mr. Polk’s Army: The American Military Experience in the Mexican War by Richard Bruce Winders
  • The Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846-1848 by Martin Dugard
  • Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War by John C. Pinheiro
  • The Life of Major General Zachary Taylor by Henry Montgomery
  • Trailing Clouds of Glory: Zachary Taylor’s Mexican War Campaign and His Emerging Civil War Leaders by Felice Flanery Lewis
  • Agent Of Destiny: The Life And Times Of General Winfield Scott by John Eisenhower
  • Winfield Scott: The Quest for Military Glory by Timothy D. Johnson
  • War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War by Brian DeLay