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Yet he had no desire to become a dictator. He never wanted to use force, except
against an enemy; he wanted no power except the power necessary to
accomplish his job of building a proficient army and winning battles; he wanted
no honors ...
From the very first instant there was conflict, for although Polk wanted to win the
Mexican War of 1846 he also wanted to win the election of 1 848 ; he knew that if
Scott defeated the Mexicans he would also defeat Polk. Polk was a patriot, ...
He had none of the external appurtenances of a giant; the last thing in the world
he wanted to become was a giant. Shakespeare said, "Some are born great,
some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em." Greatness
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - Chris_El - LibraryThing
Very interesting looking at the other people that ran for the highest office in America. It is also interesting thinking about what would have been different had they won. We would live in a very different country today had some of the races gone the other way. 閱讀評論全文
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - ElijahBailey - LibraryThing
Probably my favorite history, despite bias correctly noted by antiquary. Of note: The 1966 edition contains perspective on presidents since the original publication. While these are very limited ... 閱讀評論全文