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The Resource Dark horse : the surprise election and political murder of President James A. Garfield, Kenneth D. Ackerman

Dark horse : the surprise election and political murder of President James A. Garfield, Kenneth D. Ackerman

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Dark horse : the surprise election and political murder of President James A. Garfield
Title
Dark horse
Title remainder
the surprise election and political murder of President James A. Garfield
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth D. Ackerman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book Kenneth Ackerman re-creates an American political landscape where fierce battles for power unfolded against a chivalrous code of honor in a country struggling to emerge from the long shadow of recent war. He casts familiar Civil War figures like Ulysses S. Grant and Winfield Scott Hancock in unfamiliar roles as politicos alongside feuding machine bosses like senators Roscoe Conkling and James G. Blaine and backroom string-puller Chester A. Arthur, Garfield's unlikely vice-presidential running mate. The journey through political backrooms, dazzling convention floors, and intrigue-filled congressional and White House chambers, reveals the era's decency and humanity as well as the sharp partisanship that exploded in the pistol shots of assassin Charles Guiteau, the weak-minded political camp follower and patronage seeker eager to replace the elected commander-in-chief with one of his own choosing. Garfield's path from a seat in the House of Representatives to the White House to martyred hero changed the tone of politics for generations to come
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
JED
Government publication
publication of autonomous or semi autonomous component of government
Illustrations
  • phonodisk
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E687
LC item number
.A27 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Dark horse : the surprise election and political murder of President James A. Garfield, Kenneth D. Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 457-467) and index
Contents
The great contest, 1880: Chicago; The hero; Bosses; First volley; The break; Compromise; Chance of a lifetime -- Candidate: The bargain; The narrowest margin -- President-elect: Garfield "doesn't sleep excellently well" -- President: The appointment; The senate; Stalwart of the stalwarts -- Calamity: Bulletins; Arthur
Control code
52382150
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
551 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780786711512
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2003279535
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)52382150
Label
Dark horse : the surprise election and political murder of President James A. Garfield, Kenneth D. Ackerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 457-467) and index
Contents
The great contest, 1880: Chicago; The hero; Bosses; First volley; The break; Compromise; Chance of a lifetime -- Candidate: The bargain; The narrowest margin -- President-elect: Garfield "doesn't sleep excellently well" -- President: The appointment; The senate; Stalwart of the stalwarts -- Calamity: Bulletins; Arthur
Control code
52382150
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
551 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780786711512
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2003279535
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)52382150

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