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Manifest ambition : James K. Polk and civil-military relations during the Mexican War

Author: John C Pinheiro
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2007.
Series: In war and in peace.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pinheiro explores the power and perseverance of James K. Polk, who overcame the political intrigues of both members of his own Democratic party and the Whigs in Washington, D.C., as well as the challenges posed by many of his own commanding officers in the field, to lead the nation to victory during the Mexican War while establishing important precedents for future presidents seeking more expansive war powers.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pinheiro, John C.
Manifest ambition.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2007
(DLC) 2006038814
(OCoLC)77476295
Named Person: James K Polk; James K Polk; Andrew Jackson; Andrew Jackson; James K Polk
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John C Pinheiro
ISBN: 9780313027284 0313027285 9780275984090 0275984095
OCLC Number: 191849465
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 228 pages) : map, portraits.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Front Matter; 1. Jacksonian America and the Coming of the Mexican War; 2. ''State Feuds and Factious Jealousy''; 3. ''All Whigs and violent partisans''; 4. ''A Number of Worthless Men''; 5. ''I was once viceroy''; 6. Serving ''the Great Body of the People''; 7. The Mexican War in the American Civil-Military Tradition; Documents; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Series Title: In war and in peace.
Responsibility: John C. Pinheiro.

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