How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea






America’s territorial triumph
told in its entirety for first time in a single narrative

Within 91 years of its creation as a fragile republic without a working government (or even a plan for one), a professional army, or any money in its treasury, the United States  amassed a transcontinental domain of 3.7 million square miles, making it the world’s third largest nation. No other country or sovereign power has ever grown so big so fast or become so rich and so powerful.

Now, for the first time in a single volume, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Richard Kluger chronicles this remarkable achievement in a compelling narrative, Seizing Destiny, without flinching from the moral lapses of the victors.