A country of vast designs : James K. Polk, the Mexican War, and the conquest of the American continent
by Merry, Robert W., 1946- (Author)
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. Full description
1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.