President James Buchanan: a biography

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Pennsylvania State University Press, 1962 - Biography & Autobiography - 506 pages
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Just finished reading what I expected to be footnote biography. However, in juxtaposition to the party politics that we are witnessing today (Obama/Romney) it provides fascinating insight. The author references misconceptions of the man and the presidency but doesn't overdue it. Makes we want to read more about his contemporaries to get a clearer view of the era. Not a "can't put it down" tome but very worthwhile to students of Presidential history.
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User Review  - Jim Lane - Goodreads

The text d(and history) do not support some of the more dramatic language found on the cover: eg, that Buchanan could have become a dictator. Rather dull reading at times. Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
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PREFACE TO POLITICS 18091819
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BIRTH OF A BACHELOR 18191820
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