President James K. Polk, often overlooked yet ever-consequential, comes to life in this "compelling, perceptive portrait" (The Wall Street Journal) biography of the 11th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson protege, and champion of "manifest destiny."
In a one-term presidency, James K. Polk completed the story of America's Manifest Destiny-extending its territory across the continent by threatening England with war and manufacturing a controversial and unpopular two-year war with Mexico. "A crucial architect of modern America, James K. Polk deserves to be elevated out of the mists of history." (Jon Meacham, author of American Lion).
Paperback, 576 pages.