A Country of Vast Designs

James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent
Author(s): Robert W. Merry
Original Publish Date: Nov 03, 2009
Product Number: EB00570649
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439160459
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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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 protEgE, 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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Author(s): Robert W. Merry
Narrator(s): Michael Prichard
Product Number Z100027517
Released: Mar 08, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400194957