Books by John Seigenthaler

JAMES K. POLK by John Seigenthaler
Released: Jan. 4, 2004

"Against many historians, Seigenthaler applauds Polk for achievements that he insists are 'nothing short of remarkable, changing forever the geography and economy of the country.'"
James K. Polk waged war against Mexico, and almost against Britain, to increase the size of the US by a full third. Yet, writes fellow Tennessean Seigenthaler, "somehow he is the least acknowledged among our presidents, which is somewhat mystifying." Read full book review >