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A country of vast designs

James K. Polk and the conquest of the American continent

by Robert W. Merry

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Polk, James K. -- 1795-1849,
  • Presidents -- United States -- Biography,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1845-1849,
  • United States -- Territorial expansion -- History -- 19th century

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Merry.
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE417 .M1153 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 576 p., [16] p. of plates
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23554496M
    ISBN 100743297431, 074329744X
    ISBN 109780743297431, 9780743297448
    LC Control Number2009024131

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A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent is Robert Merrys third book and was published in He is a former Wall Street Journal Washington correspondent and executive at Congressional Quarterly/5().

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Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the /5(). Read an Excerpt. A Country of Vast Designs INTRODUCTION: RITUAL OF DEMOCRACY The Emergence of an Expansionist President PRECISELY AT SUNRISE on the morning of March 4,the roar of cannon shattered the dawn’s early quiet of Washington, D.C.—twenty-eight big guns fired in rapid succession.

Thus did the American military announce to the nation’s capital that /5(40). "A Country of Vast Designs" is an excellent reminder of how a well researched and well written book can illuminate what was an otherwise dark and often forgotten piece of the American landscape.

Merry's detailed and colorful story telling add depth, perspective and by: Overall, A Country of Vast Designs is a book worth reading for anyone interested in Polk's presidency or the politics of the Mexican American War. 23 people found this helpful Overall.

A Country of Vast Designs INTRODUCTION: RITUAL OF DEMOCRACY The Emergence of an Expansionist President PRECISELY AT SUNRISE on the morning of March 4,the roar of cannon shattered the dawn’s early quiet of Washington, D.C.—twenty-eight big guns fired in rapid succession.

Thus did the American military announce to the nation’s capital that it was about to experience the Released on: Novem   Merry’s historical rebuttals are not, however, his book’s chief distinguishing feature. “A Country of Vast Designs” is mainly a thorough, well-wrought political history of Polk’s presidency.

Aram Bakshian Jr. reviews Robert Merry's "A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent".

Read "A Country of Vast Designs James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent" by Robert W. Merry available from Rakuten Kobo. President James K. Polk, often overlooked yet ever-consequential, comes to life in this “compelling, perceptive portrait 4/5. In February,Ralph Waldo Emerson rhapsodized about young America, “the country of the Future,” as “a country of beginnings, of projects, of vast designs and expectations.”Author: Jill Lepore.

A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent. by Robert W. Merry (Simon & Schuster, pages, $30). Excellent reading for a period of American history that is rarely studied. James K. Polk committed himself to being the most consequential single term US President by.

A country of vast designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War, and the conquest of the American continent (Book). Polk fully embraced the country’s expansionist impulse, never questioning the sometimes dubious means he employed to advance what he saw as America’s destiny.

The nation, in Emerson’s phrase, “of vast designs and expectations” moved quickly to the election, and the. A Country of Vast Designs: James K.

Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent By Robert W. Merry Simon & Schuster, pages. Life isn’t fair, and neither, for sure, is history. One might think that being president of the United States. writing books on American history. Thus, his book reads more like a novel compared to a book written by an intellectual historian, which makes A Country of Vast Designs accessible to a wider audience.

Merry does a great job presenting facts in a simple manner, but later going into greater depth to satisfy the desires of a more curious Size: 23KB. A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent (Kindle Edition) Published November 3rd by Simon & Schuster Kindle Edition, pagesCited by: A Country of Vast Designs: James K.

Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent Robert W. Merry Simon and Schuster, Nov 3, - History - pages4/5(14).

A Country of Vast Designs (Paperback) James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent. By Robert W. Merry. Simon & Schuster,pp. Publication Date: November 2, Other Editions of This Title: MP3 CD (3/8/) Hardcover (11/3/) Compact Disc. Find books like A Country of Vast Designs: James K.

Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent from the world’s largest community o.In A Country of Vast Designs, Merry casts Polk’s accomplishments against the issues of the day, including debates over slavery and expansion, the appropriate use of military force, federal power and states’ rights, civility in the public square, and the fundamental principles of American foreign policy.“A Country of Vast Designs: James K.

Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent” is Robert Merry's third book and was published in He is a former Wall Street Journal Washington correspondent and executive at Congressional Quarterly.

Currently the editor of The National Interest, his most recent book “Where They Stand: The American Presidents.