Andrew Johnson: A Biography

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W. W. Norton & Company, Dec 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 463 pages
6 Reviews
A definitive life of the flawed man who succeeded to the American presidency after Lincoln's assassination and who presided, disastrously, over the tumultuous first years of Reconstruction. Historian Hans L. Trefousse gives us "a brilliant, compassionate portrait of a dynamic era of social change and national healing, and of the tragic failure of an American leader" (LIBRARY JOURNAL). Photos.
  

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User Review  - cyderry - LibraryThing

Andrew Johnson was a self-made man who was placed into a difficult position by his place in time. This enigmatic man was the only Southern Senator who remained loyal to the Union at the time the Civil ... Read full review

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User Review  - Colleen - Goodreads

I felt this was an interesting biography, balancing the personal man with the private man. one couldn't help bt admire his dedication to the idea of the union, though some of his quotes about slavery are enough to erase any admiration. Read full review

Contents

RALEIGH POOR WHITE
TENNESSEE TAILOR
5
GREENEVILLE POLITICIAN
15
FLEDGLING CONGRESSMAN
31
VETERAN CONGRESSMAN
49
GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE
64
UNITED STATES SENATOR
109
UNCONDITIONAL UNIONIST
128
PUGNACIOUS PRESIDENT
234
BELEAGUERED PRESIDENT
255
DEFIANT PRESIDENT
272
FIGHTING PRESIDENT
293
PRESIDENT IMPEACHEDPRESIDENT ACQUITTED
311
PRESIDENT IN LIMBO
335
EXPRESIDENT
353
EPILOGUE
375

MILITARY GOVERNOR
152
VICE PRESIDENT
176
UNIONIST PRESIDENT
193
PRESIDENTIAL RECONSTRUCTIONS
214
NOTES
383
INDEX
447
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About the author (1997)

Hans L. Trefousse is professor of history at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His other books include The Radical Republicans, a pathbreaking history of Reconstruction.

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