Book Review: Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman

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Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman is a biography of the 11th President of the United States. Mr. Borneman is a well-known American historian and lawyer.

  • 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House (April 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400065607

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My rat­ing for Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America — 5
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Thoughts:
Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman, a biography of President James K. Polk. In this biography, the author re-evaluates the contribution made by Mr. Polk to the country and the institution of the Presidency.

I didn’t know much about Mr. Polk before reading this book and I came away with a brand new appreciation for the man. This is a well-researched, well written and the author makes a good argument about Mr. Polk being one of the most able Presidents the United States has had.

Polk, who presided over the Mexican-American War, accomplished his goal but acquiring the territory in the west of the continent including California and Oregon. The great accomplishments of this President where lost mainly because

An excellent biography of a President who was probably the most influential person to hold office between Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Borneman wrote a readable and informative account of Polk’s life and time in office.

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Dis­claimer: I borrowed this book from the local library.
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