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Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America
     

Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America

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by Walter R. Borneman
 

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In Polk, Walter R. Borneman gives us the first complete and authoritative biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. James K. Polk occupied the White House for only four years, from 1845 to 1849, but he plotted and attained a formidable agenda: He fought for and won tariff reductions, reestablished an

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Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read history with just the right level of detail. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and could not put the e-reader down at times. Truly a fascinatioing account of a brief period of history that has been forgotten and not taught about because of the war fifteen years later.
publicus More than 1 year ago
Borneman's Polk is exceedingly well researched and crafted. Not a single factual error is apparent. Polk's relationships to the people and events of the period are well developed and paint a well integrated picture of the man and his times. This book is simply must reading for anyone interested in the topic.
rogelio More than 1 year ago
The events and history surrounding James Polk and this period of history are quite interesting and not written about with regularity. The forces that influenced Texas, California and Oregon joining the Union are spelled out. I wouldn't call this stimulating reading and I had to jar myself to keep going. The history lesson is worthwhile.
lapd00duke More than 1 year ago
Polk was one of the most interesting presidential biographies I have read to date. The author does an outstanding job telling the life and dedication of Polk. Outstanding read and would recommend to anyone.
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Spellbinding
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