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This biography explores the controversies, triumphs, and failures of the presidency of James K. In this book, Sam W. Haynes jakes Polk’s expansionist agenda in both political and social contexts and examines the nature and origins of the expansionist impulse.

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Polk and the Expansionist Impulse. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. May 06, Steve rated it liked it. At a little over two-h http: Unlike most other Polk biographers, Haynes does not seem predisposed to a favorable view of Polk and his legacy. Where most authors are inclined to defend their subjects no matter their shortcomings, Haynes is content to simply let the facts speak for themselves. History remembers far more of Polk as a public servant than as a private individual; similarly, the vast majority of this biography is focused on Polk as politician.

We hardly come to know James Polk the frail son of a successful surveyor and farmer, the committed friend or, in his later life, the loving husband. One gets the sense from this book that Polk may have met Jackson only after his election to the Tennessee state legislature rather than as an impressionable young man. Other biographers have also observed it was Jackson, ever the reliable counselor, who gently nudged Polk into a relationship with Sarah Childress who Polk eventually married.

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History largely ignored or forgot Polk during the Civil War, and when the public regained interest in Polk decades later popular opinion ranged from neutral to negative.

And while Haynes presents both sides of the case to such an extent he seems ambivalent at times in the end he observes that Polk was clearly a strong and capable chief executive. Overall, Sam Haynes has authored a solid and serviceable — but not often exciting — biography of James Polk. Aug 21, A. Waddington rated it really liked it. Jan 19, Kinksrock rated it really liked it.

Decent introduction to Polk, but it feels like a pamphlet.

James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse by Sam W. Haynes

If you want to learn more about Polk, you have to turn to one of the larger volumes written about him of which there have been several in recent years. Admittedly, James Polk is not one of the most interesting presidents, but this book does not do anything to make him more interesting.

An utterly dry and boring book drains anything that a reader might find worthwhile out of the story of James Polk and his time as president. Donny Hilgeman rated it liked it May 28, Christopher Mortenson rated it really liked it Nov 17, Caroline rated it liked it Kmpulse 09, Matthew Bartlett rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Apr 08, Craig rated exppansionist liked it Shelves: Not as much a presidential biography as a guide to expansionist policies in the midth century, this unweighty tome offers, as the title describes, a summary of the urge for American expansion in the s.

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While it did offer some new insight for me, at least into this interesting time period in American history, I really would have enjoyed more background of President Polk himself and why other than the obvious reasons to realize the manifest destiny of the time he was motivated to expand Not as much a presidential biography as a guide to expansionist policies in the midth century, this unweighty tome offers, as the title describes, a summary of the urge for American expansion in the s.

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While it did offer some new insight for me, at least into this interesting time period in American history, I really would have enjoyed more background of President Polk himself and why other than the obvious reasons to realize the manifest destiny of the time he was motivated to expand the American land holdings more than any president in our nation’s history.

I find Polk to be such a fascinating chief executive so I was hoping for more stories about his personal background. Nick Mattar rated it really liked it Jul 18, Tara C rated it it was ok Nov 18, Echo Gustafson rated it liked it Jul 30, Matthew rated it liked it Dec 02, Allecia rated it it was ok Jan 07, Ted rated it liked it Dec 27, Matt Clark rated it it was ok Jul 21, Michael rated it it was ok Dec 14, A fair enough overview of Polk for those who know little or nothing about him.

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