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An honest president : the life and presidencies of Grover Cleveland

Author: H Paul Jeffers
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Grover Cleveland is known primarily as the only president to be elected to two nonconsecutive terms. But his record as a staunch reformer is equally impressive: from fighting powerful bosses in both political parties and vetoing bills he considered raids on the Treasury to resisting American imperialism and robber barons alike. And when he became embroiled in scandal -- from fathering a child out of wedlock to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Grover Cleveland; Grover Cleveland; Grover Cleveland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Paul Jeffers
ISBN: 038097746X 9780380977468
OCLC Number: 44205427
Description: 385 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: H. Paul Jeffers.

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Grover Cleveland is known primarily as the only president to be elected to two nonconsecutive terms. But his record as a staunch reformer is equally impressive: from fighting powerful bosses in both political parties and vetoing bills he considered raids on the Treasury to resisting American imperialism and robber barons alike. And when he became embroiled in scandal -- from fathering a child out of wedlock to (legally) evading the Civil War -- he faced his past truthfully and confronted his demons directly. In graceful and enduring prose, H. Paul Jeffers gives us the first full look at a president whose moral timber and courageous administrations have more to say to today's politicians than perhaps that of any other leader in American history.

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