Capitol Hill veteran Kenneth Ackerman re-creates an American political landscape where fierce battles for power unfolded against a chivalrous code of honor in a country struggling to emerge from the long shadow of the Civil War. James Garfield's 1880 dark horse campaign after the longest-ever Republican nominating convention, his victory in the closest-ever popular vote for president, his struggle...
Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1st Print, This Edition edition (April 15, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 3564947
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Very boring book. It gets bogged down with too much detail, especially the description of the Republican primary. It is a scholarly work but the author overdid the research and filled pages with a lot of information that could have been left out. The...
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