The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 86, July 1982 - April, 1983

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

program flow and feedback between the presidency and the agencies,
or with Congress or the major clientele groups.
Finally, there is no hint of a critical assessment of whether all these
education laws and programs worked as they were supposed to. Rulon
is basically fair-minded and not unaware of some of Johnson's fail-
ings, but his generally uncritical stance is mirrored in his closing
assertion: "The real tragedy of Lyndon Baines Johnson's life is that
the American masses did not understand or openly support a patriot
who wanted to serve humanity above all else" (p. 312).
University of Maryland, Baltimore County HUGH DAVIS GRAHAM
The Mexican-American War: An Annotated Bibliography. Compiled
and edited by Norman E. Tutorow. (Westport, Conn.: Green-
wood Press, 1981. Pp. xxix+427. Foreword, introduction, maps,
appendices, index. $37.95.)
A new bibliography of the Mexican War has been a long time
coming. The last one, Henry E. Haferkorn's The War with Mexico,
1846-1848, published in 1914 by the Army Engineer School, included
mainly military sources. In the 197os two worthwhile substitutes ap-
peared: the lengthy annotated compilation in Seymour V. Connor and
Odie B. Faulk's narrative history, North America Divided: The Mexi-
can War, 1846-1848, and Elizabeth R. Snoke's listing of the books,
government publications, and pamphlets in the custody of the Mili-
tary History Institute, The Mexican War: A Bibliography of the
Military History Research Collection for the Period 1835-1850. Now
we have Tutorow's bibliography, a virtual goldmine of Mexican War
sources.
A large percentage of the sources cited in this new bibliography
are military, but some pertain to political, diplomatic, social, cultural,
and other aspects of the times. To make the compilation manageable,
all sources relate entirely or partially to the years 1846-1848. The
bibliography does not cover the broad background or aftermath of
the war, nor does it generally cite newspapers, foreign language
sources except for a few Mexican ones, state and local government
publications, or pamphlets.
Books, federal government publications, periodical articles, disserta-
tions, and some theses are included in the bibliography. So are perti-
nent manuscript collections, federal archives, graphics and carto-
graphic sources. In addition, the compiler has provided helpful an-

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