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Walter R. Borneman
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Walter R. Borneman is author of several books, including 1812: The War That Forged a Nation, The French and Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America, and Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America, for which he won the Tennessee History Book Award and Colorado Book Award for Biography. He is the president of the Walter V. and Idun Y. Berry Foundation, which funds postdoctoral fellowships in children’s health at Stanford University.

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Polk
The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America
Written by Walter R. Borneman


Format: Trade Paperback, 468 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $18.00

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... Read more >
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Polk
The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America
Written by Walter R. Borneman


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $13.99

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