Garfield: A Biography

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Kent State University Press, 1978 - 716 стор.
The definitive biography of America's 20th president, James A. Garfield. Exhaustively researched and skillfully written. Winner of the Ohio Academy of History Award, the Ohioana Book Award in History, and a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of the Year. "Garfield's military career, the congressional years, the Presidency, receive thorough attention and evaluation, and one of the delights of this massive biography is that Peskin writes so well ... This is a brilliant and skillful portrait of a man of many parts, of the political and social landscape of his time."--Publishers Weekly

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A fairly comprehensive biography of a man who potentially would have been a fine President. Garfield was a Disciples of Christ preacher who made it to the White House. Throughout his life, he remained faithful to his religious heritage. The book is well-documented; indexed. Читати огляд повністю

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A fairly comprehensive biography of a man who potentially would have been a fine President. Garfield was a Disciples of Christ preacher who made it to the White House. Throughout his life, he remained faithful to his religious heritage. The book is well-documented; indexed. Читати огляд повністю

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Standing by the Old Ship
329
Anno Diaboli
354
In the Bear Garden
387
Retrieving the Irretrievable Calamity
407
Party Pacificator
420
PART THREE
449
ThePutUpJob
451
A Busy Pleasant Summer
482

At the Capital
149
Bobbing Around
167
To the River of Death
191
PART
221
Pushing Lincoln
223
Trying to be a Radical
252
and not a Fool
282
Ruling Elder
304
Justice and Judgment 314
514
The Porcupine Administration
543
Strangulatus Pro Republica
582
Notes
615
Sources Cited
691
Index
707
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The late Allan Peskin was professor of history at Cleveland State University. His books include Volunteers, the edited diaries of two soldiers in the Mexican War, and North Into Freedom, the edited autobiography of John Malvin, an Ohio free Black.

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