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The Resource Polk : the man who transformed the presidency and America, Walter R. Borneman

Polk : the man who transformed the presidency and America, Walter R. Borneman

Label
Polk : the man who transformed the presidency and America
Title
Polk
Title remainder
the man who transformed the presidency and America
Statement of responsibility
Walter R. Borneman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first complete biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. James K. Polk's pledge to serve a single term, which many thought would make him a lame duck, enabled him to rise above electoral politics and to outflank his adversaries. Thus 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. In tracing Polk's life and career, author Borneman dispels conventional views of Polk as an accidental president. Instead, we see Polk as he was--a decisive, if not partisan, statesman whose near doubling of America's boundaries and expansive broadening of executive powers redefined the country at large, as well as the nature of its highest office.--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.6/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Polk : the man who transformed the presidency and America, Walter R. Borneman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0715/2007014040.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [396]-404) and index
Contents
I: 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?" -- II: 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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 422 p.
Isbn
9781400065608
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014040
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • ocn123232239
  • (OCoLC)123232239
Label
Polk : the man who transformed the presidency and America, Walter R. Borneman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0715/2007014040.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [396]-404) and index
Contents
I: 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?" -- II: 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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 422 p.
Isbn
9781400065608
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014040
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • ocn123232239
  • (OCoLC)123232239

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