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The unexpected president : the life and times of Chester A. Arthur, Scott S. Greenberger

Label
The unexpected president : the life and times of Chester A. Arthur
Title
The unexpected president
Title remainder
the life and times of Chester A. Arthur
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenberger, Scott S
Dewey number
  • 973.84092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E692
LC item number
.G74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arthur, Chester Alan
  • Arthur, Chester Alan
  • Arthur, Chester Alan
  • Presidents
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • Biography
Label
The unexpected president : the life and times of Chester A. Arthur, Scott S. Greenberger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245.290) 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
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
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971512303
  • 776022
  • (OCoLC)ocn971512303
  • 776022
Label
The unexpected president : the life and times of Chester A. Arthur, Scott S. Greenberger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245.290) 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
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
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971512303
  • 776022
  • (OCoLC)ocn971512303
  • 776022

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