Monday, October 10, 2016

Don't Count on It

"Probably every schoolboy knows that General Zachary Taylor and General Winfield Scott won important American victories in the war with Mexico."

- Douglas D. Martin in Yuma Crossing, a history book first published in 1954


Daniel Richwine said...

I hazard to say that at this point, almost no schoolboy has even heard of Scott and very few of Taylor, and a large majority wouldn't know the US ever went to war with Mexico, or why.

Michael Wade said...


I think you are correct.