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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 independent Treasury, and, most notably, brought Texas into the Union, bluffed Great Britain out of the lions share of Oregon, and wrested California and much of the Southwest from Mexico. On reflection, these successes seem even more impressive, given the contentious political environment of the time.

In this unprecedented, long-overdue warts-and-all look at Polks life and career, we have a portrait of an expansionist president and decisive statesman who redefined the country he led, and we are reminded anew of the true meaning of presidential accomplishment and resolve.

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About the Author

Walter R. Borneman is the author of several books, including Polk, 1812: The War That Forged a Nation, The French and Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America, and Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land. He is the president of the Walter V. and Idun Y. Berry Foundation, which funds postdoctoral fellowships in childrens health at Stanford University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812976748
Author:
Borneman, Walter R
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Borneman, Walter R.
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Polk, James K
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Subject:
biography;history;presidents;american history;non-fiction;polk;19th century;mexican war;us presidents;presidential biography;james k. polk;politics;president
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-PP PHOTO INSERT; 16 MAPS
Pages:
468
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .94 in .8125 lb

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