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[Milton Meltzer's] previous works of nonfiction have already established him as one of the finest American historians for young readers. [Bound for the Rio Grande: The Mexican Struggle] demonstrates once again his skill at combining readable and enjoyable prose with an excellent choice and handling of original historical material…. The numerous illustrations, the interspersed songs and poetry, the colorfulness of the first-hand historical accounts—all add to a superb analysis of the "most disgraceful war."
Anita Silvey, in her review of "Bound for the Rio Grande: The Mexican Struggle 1845–1850," in The Horn Book Magazine (copyright © 1975 by the Horn Book, Inc., Boston), Vol. LI, No. 2, April, 1975, p. 160.