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Publisher Description

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).

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2009
November 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
592
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
5.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Flashkube ,

I Learned a Lot

Wow, I learned a lot about how we got most of the western lands in Polk's single term. I'd say he has to be one of the the five top presidents. The book will show us for what we were back then.

Proud Rep ,

Country of Vast Design

This book illuminates President Polk and all the characters during a time do expansion. I feel better having read this book as an American.

Bigboat511 ,

Mr

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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