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ИсторияPolk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America

Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America
Автор:Walter R. Borneman
Название: Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America
Издательство:Random House Trade Paperbacks
Год:2009
Кол-во страниц: 448
Формат: Pdf
Размер: 10 MB
Язык: Английский

In Polk, Walter R. Borneman gives us the first complete and authoritative biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. James K. Polk occupied the White House for only four years, from 1845 to 1849, but 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. On reflection, these successes seem even more impressive, given the contentious political environment of the time.

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