James Buchanan: The American Presidents Series: The 15th President, 1857-1861

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A thought-provoking look at the presidency of James Buchanan, whose administration paved the way for the onslaught of the Civil War, details his failures as a president--his inability to resolve the issue of slavery, his lack of compromise, his weak leadership in a time of national crisis, and more. 25,000 first printing.
 

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This short work is a part of the American Presidents series of short biographies of our nation’s chief executives, and while I understand the concept, and can make allowance for the comparative ... Read full review

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Short biography, straight to the point. Seems to be objective portrait of the very unsuccessful president. It's kind of tragedy since he was a capable administrator and politician but totally lacked a ... Read full review

Contents

Editors Note
1
Wheatland to the White House 18491856
45
The Buchanan PresidencyTheory and Practice
75
The Final Months
107
Notes
153
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