A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent
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Robert W. Merry., Robert W. Merry|AUTHOR., & Michael Prichard|READER. (2010). A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent . Tantor Media, Inc..

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