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  • A Country of Vast Designs

    By Robert W. Merry

    Our Price: $34.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781400164950
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: March 2010
    Robert W. Merry, the president and publisher of Congressional Quarterly, Inc., examines how, in a one-term presidency, James K. Polk completed the story of America's Manifest Destiny by expanding its territory across the continent.
  • A Country of Vast Designs

    By Robert W. Merry

    Our Price: $49.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781400114955
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: March 2010
    Robert W. Merry, the president and publisher of Congressional Quarterly, Inc., examines how, in a one-term presidency, James K. Polk completed the story of America's Manifest Destiny by expanding its territory across the continent.
  • A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent

    By Robert W. Merry

    Our Price: $7.95
    Kindle Price: $13.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743297448
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: November 2010
    This was a time of tremendous clashing forces. President James Polk's territorial push placed slavery at the center of American politics and unleashed a struggle between slave-owning Southerners and abolitionist Northerners that lead inexorably to the Civil War. Historian Robert W. Merry tells the story through towering figures - the outgoing President John Tyler and Pol's great mentor, Andrew Jackson; Henry Clay; generals Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott; future president and Polk's secretary of state James Buchanan; Senate giants Thomas Hart Benton, Lewis Cass, Daniel Webster, and John C. Calhoun. Illus., b&w photographs. 592p.
  • A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent

    By Robert W. Merry

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743297431
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: November 2009
    During the four years of James K. Polk's presidency, he acquired the territories that would become Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Texas, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizon, New Mexico, and part of Colorado. Though Polk achieved this success by threatening England and engaging in a manufactured two-year war with Mexico, he effectively led America from sea to shining sea. In 'A Country of Vast Designs,' award-winning journalist Robert Merry uses the stories of figures such as Polk, John Tyler, Andrew Jackson, and Zachary Taylor to paint a vivid picture of this crucial time in history, a time that led inexorably to the American Civil War.
  • President McKinley: Architect of the American Century

    By Robert W. Merry

    Our Price: $29.25
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781451625448
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: November 2017
  • Sands of Empire: Missionary Zeal, American Foreign Policy, and the Hazards of Global Ambition

    By Robert W. Merry

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743266673
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: May 2005
    In this book, veteran political journalist Robert W. Merry examines the misguided concepts that have fueled American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. The emergence in the George W. Bush administration of America as Crusader State, is dangerous and self-defeating, he points out. Merry offers a spirited description of a powerful political core whose ideas have replaced conservative reservations about utopian visions. He traces the strains of Wilsonism that have now merged into a hazardous foreign policy, and he rejects Thomas L. Friedman's view that America has a responsibility to foster globalization worldwide.
  • Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians

    By Robert W. Merry

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781451625400
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: June 2012
    An analysis of how presidential politics work and the differences between how historians and voters have judged Presidents evaluates how and why various presidencies have been considered successes or failures. By the author of Sands of Empire.

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