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




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President James K. Polk, often overlooked yet ever-consequential, comes to life in this "compelling, perceptive portrait" (The Wall Street Journal) biography of the 11th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson prot g , and champion of "manifest destiny."

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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Overview

President James K. Polk, often overlooked yet ever-consequential, comes to life in this "compelling, perceptive portrait" (The Wall Street Journal) biography of the 11th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson prot g , and champion of "manifest destiny."

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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