The Elections of 1789 & 1792 and the Administration of George Washington

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Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Fred L. Israel, David J. Frent
Mason Crest Publishers, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
The 15 volumes in the series Major Presidential Elections, and the administrations that followed, take an in-depth look at the most important, influential, and interesting presidential campaigns in American history. The books, compiled under the editorial leadership of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, jr., feature a long essay on the election as well as an annotated selection of important letters, speeches, policy statements, and other documents related to the presidential administration. The books are lavishly illustrated with color photographs of campaign-related paraphernalia, showing how the presidential candidates delivered their messages to the voters.

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Arthur Meier Schlesinger, 1888 - 1965 U.S. Historian Arthur Schlesinger was born in 1888 in Xenia, Ohio and was educated at Ohio State and Columbia Universities. Schlesinger taught American history at Ohio State University from 1912-1919 and was professor and head of the history department at the State University of Iowa from 1919-1924. He then became professor of history at Harvard University from 1924-1954 and in 1942, was president of the American Historical Association. Schlesinger wrote of the sociological forces that shaped American history, whose titles include "The Colonial Merchants and the American Revolution, 1763-1776" (1917), "New Viewpoints in American History" (1922), "The Rise of the City" (1933), and "The Political and Social Growth of the American People 1865-1940" (1941). He also edited "A History of American Life" (13 vol., 1927-1948) with American historian Dixon Ryan Fox.

Editor Fred L. Israel, Ph.D., is the coauthor of Facts On File's Winning the White House 2008: The Gallup Poll, Public Opinion, and the Presidency. He is also author of Nevada's Key Pittman and has edited The War Diaries of Breckinridge Long and Major Peace Treaties of Modern History, 1648-2000. He holds the Scribe's Award from the American Bar Association for his joint editorship of Facts On File's Justices of the United States Supreme Court.

David J. Frent is the president of Political American Auctions, Oakhurst, NJ, with his wife, Janice. He has assembled the nation's foremost private collection of political campaign memorabilia.

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