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The presidency of James K. Polk

Author: Paul H Bergeron
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1987.
Series: American presidency series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"James K. Polk was one of the strongest and most active presidents ever to occupy the office. In the nineteenth century only Jefferson, Jackson, and Lincoln matched his overall leadership and domination of national government. Bergeron's crisp, insightful narrative shows how and why Polk achieved such stature and yet failed to attract the kind of popular support or retrospective recognition granted other  Read more...
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Bergeron, Paul H., 1938-
Presidency of James K. Polk.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1987
(OCoLC)567965310
Named Person: James K Polk; James K Polk; James K Polk
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul H Bergeron
ISBN: 0700603190 9780700603190
OCLC Number: 15224258
Description: xv, 310 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The emergence of Polk --
The president's men: the cabinet --
Prelude to expansionism: Texas --
Polk and the winning of the Southwest --
Polk and the winning of the Northwest --
Patronage and the president --
The president, the press, and the Congress --
The man in the White House --
Epilogue: The election and beyond.
Series Title: American presidency series.
Responsibility: Paul H. Bergeron.

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"James K. Polk was one of the strongest and most active presidents ever to occupy the office. In the nineteenth century only Jefferson, Jackson, and Lincoln matched his overall leadership and domination of national government. Bergeron's crisp, insightful narrative shows how and why Polk achieved such stature and yet failed to attract the kind of popular support or retrospective recognition granted other presidential luminaries."--Publisher.

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