A Country of Vast Designs - Robert W. Merry

A Country of Vast Designs

By Robert W. Merry

  • Release Date - Published: 2009-11-03
  • Book Genre: United States
  • Author: Robert W. Merry
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 24 Ratings)

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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 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 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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  • Country of Vast Design

    5
    By Proud Rep
    This book illuminates President Polk and all the characters during a time do expansion. I feel better having read this book as an American.
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    5
    By Bigboat511
    Excellent book to see the political tenacity require to propel America's growth. The book provided a clear description of the times, vision, and struggles using relevant supporting information. A great look at a period of American history caught between the shadows cast by the birth of the nation and the Civil War. Polk got a lot done in one term.

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