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    William McKinley: The American Presidents Series: The 25th President, 1897-1901 (American Presidents (Times)) (Hardback) By (author) Kevin P Phillips, By (author) Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Edited by Arthur Meier Schlesinger

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    DescriptionA bestselling historian and political commentator reconsiders McKinley's overshadowed legacy By any serious measurement, bestselling historian Kevin Phillips argues, William McKinley was a major American president. It was during his administration that the United States made its diplomatic and military debut as a world power. McKinley was one of eight presidents who, either in the White House or on the battlefield, stood as principals in successful wars, and he was among the six or seven to take office in what became recognized as a major realignment of the U.S. party system. Phillips, author of "Wealth and Democracy" and "The Cousins' War," has long been fascinated with McKinley in the context of how the GOP began each of its cycles of power. He argues that McKinley's lackluster ratings have been sustained not by unjust biographers but by years of criticism about his personality, indirect methodologies, middle-class demeanor, and tactical inability to inspire the American public. In this powerful and persuasive biography, Phillips musters convincing evidence that McKinley's desire to heal, renew prosperity, and reunite the country qualify him for promotion into the ranks of the best chief executives.

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    William McKinley
    The American Presidents Series: The 25th President, 1897-1901
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin P Phillips, By (author) Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Edited by Arthur Meier Schlesinger
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 188
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    ISBN 13: 9780805069532
    ISBN 10: 0805069534

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000, BIO006000
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    DC22: 973.8/8/092
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    LC classification: E711.6 .P47 2003
    Edition statement
    Henry Holt & Company
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Kevin Phillips, author of "Wealth and Democracy," "The Cousins' War," and "Arrogant Capital ," is a regular contributor to the" Los Angeles Times, The New York Times Magazine," and "The Washington Post "and is a commentator for CBS and National Public Radio. He also edits his own newsletter, "American Political Report." He lives in Connecticut.
    Review quote
    "A publishing milestone . . . Schlesinger, a master craftsman, is imposing his high standards on these books. Hail to the chief. It's a wonderful series."