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Old December 13th, 2012, 11:15 AM   #1

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Books on Manifest Destiny

Do anyone have any recommendations on this subject?

I want a balanced constructive view. Nothing too glorifying or too damning.

Manifest Destiny by David S. Heidler - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

This one looks rather promising as far as content goes. Only one rating, though. There are others as well. Just thought this one looked nice.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 11:06 PM   #2
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On this subject I'm currently reading the following:

"What Hath God Wroght: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848" by Daniel Walker Howe, 3rd book in the Oxford history of the United States.

Seems very well documented and so far a pleasure reading.

On the shelves but haven't opened yet are:

"A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent" by Robert W. Merry.

"Lions of the West: Heroes and Villians of the Westward Expansion" by Robert Morgan.

Hope this helps.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 06:52 AM   #3
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Manifest Destiny and Mission isn't too terribly bad, either.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 12:36 AM   #4

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Thanks guys, I'll look into it.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 08:00 PM   #5

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"Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion" by Robert Morgan was a wonderful book! Lots of interesting characters and paths to explore here.

Also, I've heard that "A Country of Vast Designs" by Robert Merry is exceptionally informative.
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