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Andrew Johnson

Author: Annette Gordon-Reed
Publisher: New York, NY : Times Books/Henry Holt, 2011.
Series: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Andrew Johnson never expected to be president, but just six weeks after becoming Abraham Lincoln's vice president, the events at Ford's Theatre thrust him into the office. Johnson faced a nearly impossible task -- to succeed America's greatest chief executive, to bind the nation's wounds after the Civil War, and to work with a Congress controlled by the so-called Radical Republicans. Annette Gordon-Reed, a leading  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Andrew Johnson; Andrew Johnson; Andrew Johnson; Andrew Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Gordon-Reed
ISBN: 9780805069488 0805069488
OCLC Number: 154806758
Description: xviii, 166 pages : portrait ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "The true index of his heart" --
The tailor's apprentice --
Ascent --
Governor and Senator Johnson --
Disunion --
From military governor to vice president --
Mr. President --
The president obstructs --
Impeachment --
Epilogue: The aftermath.
Series Title: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Responsibility: Annette Gordon-Reed.

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One of America's leading historians shows how ill-suited Johnson was for assuming the presidency following President Lincoln's assassination. The climax of Johnson's career was his impeachment trial,  Read more...

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"In this short and brilliantly written book, award-winning author Gordon-Reed ... argues that the nation went from the best President to the worst during this most crucial period of its history." Read more...

 
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