By Dale L. Walker
Dale L. Walker, historian and writer of Legends and Lies: nice Mysteries of the yank West, takes at the conquest of California during this shiny portrait of America's appear destiny.
Bear Flag Rising strains the heritage of California from the Indians who inhabited the land ahead of the 1st Europeans observed it throughout the battle that might ultimately go away the province in American fingers. The lives of the Californios in tranquil days earlier than the appearance of yankee trappers and the regular decline of the province less than Mexico's neglectful rule are delivered to existence during this epic chronicle. Battles and skirmishes, reminiscent of the sour struggle at the San Gabriel River throughout the march to recapture la, are meticulously re-created in all their vicious glory.
Above all, Bear Flag emerging is wealthy with the personalities of the conquest--from John Charles Fremont, the bold, enigmatic explorer, to Commodore Robert box Stockton, a filthy rich, imperious, and ruthless naval officer, and Stephen Watts Kearny, who made a 2,000-mile overland march from castle Leavenworth, Kansas, annexing New Mexico at the manner, and arrived in California to stand Mexican lancers in battle.
Bear Flag emerging reveals, via exacting examine and masterful prose, the whole tale of the way Mexico misplaced California and the way this Pacific paradise went directly to develop into "the maximum jewel within the crown of the yankee Empire."
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