“Gentlemen Boss: The Life of Chester Alan Arthur” by Thomas C. Reeves Review

Gentlemen Boss: The Life and Times of Chester Alan Arthur Author:  Thomas C. Reeves Published:  1975 That in politics he is given to schemes that are the next thing to trickery, that he believes it right and honorable to use all means necessary against political opponents, that he has no conception of raising politics above... Continue Reading →

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“Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President” by Candice Millard

Destiny of the Republic:  A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President Author:  Candice Millard  Released:  2011 Destiny of the Republic is a fascinating book about the assassination of James Garfield. In addition to the assassination, it gives biographical information about James Garfield, as well as Charles Guiteau the man who killed him.... Continue Reading →

“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 →

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