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Frontier President: The Life of James K. Polk
Frontier President The Life of James K Polk Author:Bill Severn Our eleventh President and younger than any of his predecessors, James Knox Polk, was concerned with frontiers both as man and boy. Born in North Carolina in 1795, he grew up on the Tennessee frontier. As President from 1844 to 1848, he greatly expanded America's frontiers through the annexation of Texas, and the addition of the far Western st... more »ates to the Union. During his years in the White House, more than 500,000 square miles were added to the nation's area.
A very fine biography that admirably fills the need for information about this second of our "forgotten Presidents," by the author of Teacher Soldier, President: The Life of James A. Garfield, the first President on whom Mr. Severn turned the spotlight so skillfully.« less