Robert Merry's book is not only a biography of the political career and the presidential administration of James Polk; it is a narrative of the premises and consequences of the conquest of the West and of the achievements of a continental Republic. This review aims at giving a comprehensive idea of a book that, in spite of a few weaknesses, gives us a deeper understanding of a particularly controversial U.S. President, as well as a an engaging portrait of the antebellum political scene.

Bon, C., Recensione a "Merry, Robert M., A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent Simon & Schuster, New York 2009", <<AMERICAN NINETEENTH CENTURY HISTORY>>, 2012; vol. 13 (2):273-274. 10.1080/14664658.2012.720080 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/30925]

A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent

Bon, Cristina
2012

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Robert Merry's book is not only a biography of the political career and the presidential administration of James Polk; it is a narrative of the premises and consequences of the conquest of the West and of the achievements of a continental Republic. This review aims at giving a comprehensive idea of a book that, in spite of a few weaknesses, gives us a deeper understanding of a particularly controversial U.S. President, as well as a an engaging portrait of the antebellum political scene.
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Bon, C., Recensione a "Merry, Robert M., A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent Simon & Schuster, New York 2009", <<AMERICAN NINETEENTH CENTURY HISTORY>>, 2012; vol. 13 (2):273-274. 10.1080/14664658.2012.720080 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/30925]
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