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James Knox Polk

Head of State (2-Nov-1795 — 15-Jun-1849)


Charles Allan McCoy. Polk and the Presidency. University of Texas Press. 1960. 238pp.

John C. Pinheiro. Manifest Ambition: James K. Polk and Civil-Military Relations During the Mexican War. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2007. 228pp.

John Seigenthaler. James K. Polk. Westminister, MD: Macmillan. 2004. 208pp.

Charles G. Sellers. James K. Polk. Princeton University Press. 1957-66. (2 vols.) 526pp. + 513pp. I: Jacksonian, 1795-1843. II: Continentalist, 1843-1846.


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  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.891)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1176)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.831)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.596)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.578)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.401)

  13. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.544)

  14. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.808)

  15. Biographical Directory of the United States Executive Branch, 1774-1971 (p.267)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.182)

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