"Mr. Sylvester Vigilante, Historical Consultant. Mr. Vigilante is the Bibliographer of the New-York Historical Society. He is the retired head of the American History Room of the New York Public Library." "Meyer A. Kaplan, Executive Editor"
Santa Anna; Zachary Taylor; James K. Polk; Stephen Kearny; Kit Carson
U.S. annexation of Texas provokes war with Mexico, largely led by Zachary Taylor. Stephen Kearny seizes New Mexico then, with Kit Carson and others, moves on California. The United States now stretches from Atlantic to Pacific.