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In this unprecedented, long-overdue warts-and-all look at James K. Polk's life and career, Borneman paints a portrait of an expansionist president ...Show synopsisIn this unprecedented, long-overdue warts-and-all look at James K. Polk's life and career, Borneman paints a portrait of an expansionist president and decisive statesman who redefined the country he led.Hide synopsis
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Description:Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xxiii, 422 pp., illus., maps,...Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xxiii, 422 pp., illus., maps, biblio., index; 21 cm. Good+. Tight, clean copy. Corner crease/front cover. Age toning. "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 lion's 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 Polk's 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. / 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 children's health at Stanford University."-Publisher.
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