A Country of Vast Designs : James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent
by Robert W. Merry


Overview - A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Notable Book

Robert Merry's brilliant and highly acclaimed history of a crucial epoch in U.S. history--the presidency of James K. Polk, "our most underrated president" (Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein ).  Read more...


 
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Overview
A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Notable Book

Robert Merry's brilliant and highly acclaimed history of a crucial epoch in U.S. history--the presidency of James K. Polk, "our most underrated president" (Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein).

In a one-term presidency, James K. Polk completed the story of America's Manifest Destiny--extending its territory across the continent by threatening England with war and manufacturing a controversial and unpopular two-year war with Mexico. "A crucial architect of modern America, James K. Polk deserves to be elevated out of the mists of history" (Jon Meacham, author of American Lion).

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780743297448
  • ISBN-10: 074329744X
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish Date: November 2010
  • Page Count: 576
  • Dimensions: 9.18 x 6.28 x 1.46 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.39 pounds

Series: Simon & Schuster America Collection

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State
Books > History > United States - 19th Century
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical

 
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