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Sarah Childress Polk: A Biography of the Remarkable First Lady

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Historians generally consider James K. Polk one of the most effective presidents in United States history. Many of them doubt, however, that President Polk would have been successful without the counsel of his wife Sarah. The president dominated his cabinet and trusted no one--except for his wife. Sarah Childress Polk (1803-1891) was a highly educated woman who became Pres ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by McFarland & Company
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Heather
I read this book with a dual purpose – one: I was researching for my Master’s research project on First Ladies and politics and two: I’m trying to read a non-fiction on each President and First Lady. This book only somewhat met my expectations.

It should be noted that the author of the book is a M.D. – not a PhD. His previous books were related to the health of the Presidents and he originally intended this book to be about the health of President James K. Polk, however he states he found Sarah P
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Toby Murphy
May 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Interesting content, but it was too quick of a read. The book read as more of a research paper. It would have been nice to get more details.
Johanna
Apr 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
I still continue my quest to read about all the president's wives.
This was one of the good ones.
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