In "A Wicked War," Amy S. Greenberg of Pennsylvania State University takes the anti-Polk fervor to a new level. Not content to portray the president as simply misguided or even morally obtuse, she depicts him as a national villain with no redeeming qualities save his relentlessness in pursuing despicable goals and a solicitousness toward his wife. This loathing for Polk undermines her scholarship and renders her vulnerable to the suspicion that she cares more about convincing readers of Polk's perfidy than of her own historical accuracy.
Why is my favorite? He said he serve one term and do four things. And that is what he did.