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The unexpected president : Chester A. Arthur--his life and times, Scott S. Greenberger

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The unexpected president : Chester A. Arthur--his life and times
Title
The unexpected president
Title remainder
Chester A. Arthur--his life and times
Statement of responsibility
Scott S. Greenberger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When President James Garfield was shot, no one in the United States was more dismayed than his Vice President, Chester Arthur. For years Arthur had been perceived as unfit to govern, not only by critics and his fellow citizens but by his own conscience. From his promising start, Arthur had become a political hack, a shill for Roscoe Conkling, and Arthur knew better even than his detractors that he failed to meet the high standard a president must uphold. And yet, from the moment President Arthur took office, he proved to be not just honest but courageous, going up against the very forces that had controlled him for decades. Arthur surprised everyone--and gained many enemies--when he swept house and courageously took on corruption, civil rights for blacks, and issues of land for Native Americans. His short presidency proved to be a turning point of American history, in many ways a preview of our own times, and is a sterling example of how someone can 'rise to the occasion.' This beautifully written biography tells the dramatic, untold story of a virtually forgotten American president, a machine politician and man-about-town in Gilded Age New York who stumbled into the highest office in the land only to rediscover his better self, right when his nation needed him"--Provided by publisher
Summary
A biography of America’s 21st president describes how he surprisingly and courageously tackled corruption, civil rights and the land issues of Native Americans after assuming the mantel of leadership after the assassination of James Garfield
Biography type
individual biography
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10597068
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.84092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the life and times of Chester A. Arthur
Label
The unexpected president : Chester A. Arthur--his life and times, Scott S. Greenberger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Elder Arthur -- "This Is the Place" -- Bleeding Kansas -- Playing the Game -- Barracks and Blankets -- The Shoddy Aristocracy -- The Lordly Roscoe -- The Collector -- From Grant to Hayes -- His Fraudulency, the President -- "The One I Loved Dearest" -- Dark Horse -- "A Great Deal of Soap" -- "An Ugly Wound" -- A Mysterious Correspondent -- "He Is Our President" -- "A Splendid Henry V" -- A Surprise Visit -- An Attack in Savannah -- "Between Two Stools" -- "Fame is a Bubble" -- Epilogue
Control code
21110434
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 304 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780306823893
Lccn
2017014581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The unexpected president : Chester A. Arthur--his life and times, Scott S. Greenberger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Elder Arthur -- "This Is the Place" -- Bleeding Kansas -- Playing the Game -- Barracks and Blankets -- The Shoddy Aristocracy -- The Lordly Roscoe -- The Collector -- From Grant to Hayes -- His Fraudulency, the President -- "The One I Loved Dearest" -- Dark Horse -- "A Great Deal of Soap" -- "An Ugly Wound" -- A Mysterious Correspondent -- "He Is Our President" -- "A Splendid Henry V" -- A Surprise Visit -- An Attack in Savannah -- "Between Two Stools" -- "Fame is a Bubble" -- Epilogue
Control code
21110434
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 304 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780306823893
Lccn
2017014581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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