“Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President” by Ari Hoogenboom

Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President Author:  Ari Hoogenboom Released:  1995 There was, Sherman detailed “a very decided opposition to the Administration in both Houses of Congress, among the Republican members.” Specifically, they objected to Evarts, Shurz, and Key in the cabinet, to making the civil service nonpartisan, to the pacification of the South, and... Continue Reading →

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“Grant” by Ron Chernow Review

Grant Author:  Ron Chernow Released:  2017 Grant has been vilified as an incompetent president for the scandals on his watch. Attacking him on that issue became a convenient tool for Reconstruction opponents who sensationalized his failings through congressional hearings and a strident press. But corruption had flourished in American politics since the heyday of Andrew... Continue Reading →

“Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny” by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger Review

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans:  The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny Authors:  Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger Published:  2017 I'd read a biography on Andrew Jackson last year (Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H.W. Brands), but was given this one as a recommendation by another reader, who gave the glowing... Continue Reading →

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