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Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Birth date: October 15, 1917
Died: February 28, 2007
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markk
markk rated it 3 years ago
Zachary Taylor ranks among that small group of presidents who was more famous for what they did before they became president than for their achievements once they occupied the office. A career army officer, he shot to fame when he led his troops to victory over Mexican forces in the Mexican War. B...
markk
markk rated it 3 years ago
John Tyler has long suffered from bad press. Derided as “His Accidency” by contemporaries who considered him unworthy of the office he inherited, he has long been marginalized as one of our less successful presidents. Yet such treatment minimizes his considerable legacy. As the first vice preside...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it 5 years ago
This “clear-eyed” incisive examination of Bill Clinton’s presidency is perfect for the reader so inclined not to want to wade through the extensive autobiography [b:My Life|49195|My Life|Bill Clinton|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1431741967s/49195.jpg|775862], or even the scholar not enough ena...
markk
markk rated it 7 years ago
Warren G. Harding usually is ranked among the worst occupants of the American presidency, largely as a result of the scandals associated with his administration. Yet the accused in America can almost always find a defender, and John Dean ably takes up Harding's cause to argue that his low standing i...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it 7 years ago
It's hard to give this book a fair shake. This is the first time in my reading the presidents mission that I've resorted to a volume of The American Presidents series, and I imagine that the nature of the "assignment" probably put some constraints on author, Hans L. Trefousse. This is a biography of...
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