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    • A Country of Vast Designs

    • James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent
    • By: Robert W. Merry
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    When James K. Polk was elected president in 1844, the United States was locked in a bitter diplomatic struggle with Britain over the rich lands of the Oregon Territory, which included what is now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Texas, not yet part of the Union, was threatened by a more powerful Mexico. And the territories north and west of Texas---what would become California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and part of Colorado---belonged to Mexico.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History Repeats

    • By Todd Gangl Usnik on 06-12-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Where They Stand

    • By: Robert Merry
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The author of the acclaimed biography of President James Polk, A Country of Vast Designs, offers a fresh, playful, and challenging way of playing “Rating the Presidents,” by pitching historians’ views and subsequent experts’ polls against the judgment and votes of the presidents’ own contemporaries.

    Regular price: $17.95