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A Country of Vast Designs

James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent

A Country of Vast Designs( )
Author: Merry, Robert W.
ISBN:978-0-7432-9744-8
Publication Date:Nov 2010
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.00
Book Description:

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 protégé, 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...
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Book Details
Pages:592
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & Heads Of State
History / Military / United States
History / United States / 19Th Century
History / United States / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.125 x 9.25 x 1.4 Inches
Book Weight:1.28 Pounds



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