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Polk The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America

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ISBN-10: 0812976746

ISBN-13: 9780812976748

Edition: N/A

Authors: Walter R. Borneman

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InPolk, 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 is rightly recognized as the last strong pre-Civil War president. His pledge to serve a single term, which many thought would immediately consign him to lame-duck status, enabled Polk to rise above electoral politics and to outflank his adversaries. Thus Polk 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…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.20" wide x 7.96" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Maps
Introduction: Dark Horse, Bright Land
A Prologue in Two Parts
Key Dates in the Life of James K. Polk
The Man
Old Hickory's Boy
Carrying the Water
Tennessee and Old Tippecanoe
The Last Defeat
Hands Off Texas
A Summons from Old Hickory
Baltimore, 1844
"Who Is James K. Polk?"
The Conquest
Making Good on Texas
Standing Firm on Oregon
Eyeing California
Mission to Mexico
"American Blood upon American Soil"
54�40' or Compromise!
To Santa Fe and Beyond
Mr. Polk's War
Old Bullion's Son-in-Law
A President on the Spot
Securing the Spoils
The Whigs Find Another General
Homeward Bound
A Presidential Assessment
Epilogue: Sarah