A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent.
Simon & Schuster
Manifest Destiny in RetrospectIn this sympathetic yet not uncritical biography, Robert W. Merry brings James K. Polk out of the shadows of history by casting light on his conflicted and conflict-ridden presidency. Merry addresses and redresses—up to a point—the paradox of Polk’s many ....
"A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent.,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 12
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol12/iss1/13