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The Resource William Walker's wars : how one man's private American army tried to conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras, Scott Martelle

William Walker's wars : how one man's private American army tried to conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras, Scott Martelle

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William Walker's wars : how one man's private American army tried to conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras
Title
William Walker's wars
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how one man's private American army tried to conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras
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Scott Martelle
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William Walkers wars
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how one mans private American army tried to conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras
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eng
Summary
In the decade before the onset of the Civil War, groups of Americans engaged in a series of longshot-and illegal-forays into Mexico, Central America, Cuba, and other countries, in hopes of taking them over. Known as military filibusters, the goal was to seize territory to create new independent fiefdoms, which would ultimately be annexed by the still-growing United States. Most failed miserably. William Walker was the outlier. Short, slender, and soft-spoken with no military background-he trained as a doctor before becoming a lawyer and then a newspaper editor-Walker was an unlikely leader of rough-hewn men and adventurers. But in 1856 he managed to install himself as president of Nicaragua. Neighboring governments saw Walker as a risk to the region and worked together to drive him out-efforts aided, incongruously, by the United States' original tycoon, Cornelius Vanderbilt. William Walker's Wars is a story of greedy dreams and ambitions, the fate of nations and personal fortunes, and the dark side of Manifest Destiny-for among Walker's many ambitions was to run his own empire based on slavery. This little-remembered story from US history is a cautionary tale of all who dream of empire
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Documents the illegal takeover attempts of neighboring countries by mid-19th-century American groups, tracing the career of William Walker, whose military filibusters led to his short-lived installation as president of Nicaragua
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Biography type
individual biography
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10746329
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1958-
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Martelle, Scott
Dewey number
  • 972.85/044092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Walker, William
  • Filibusters
  • Filibusters
  • Americans
  • Nicaragua
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adult
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how one man's private American army tried to conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras
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William Walker's wars : how one man's private American army tried to conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras, Scott Martelle
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT12049082
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781613737323
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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MWT12049082
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remote
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12049082
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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William Walker's wars : how one man's private American army tried to conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras, Scott Martelle
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12049082
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613737323
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12049082
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12049082
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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