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Zachary Taylor

A profile of the twelfth president traces his rise in the military and successes in the Mexican War to his election as the first president without a prior political office, in an account that also offers insight into Taylor's views on slavery and his sudden death
Print Book, English, ©2008
Times Books, New York, ©2008
xx, 167 pages : maps, portrait ; 22 cm.
9780805082371, 0805082379
Early career
Unsung hero
"Old rough and ready"
Fort Jesup to the Rio Grande
War with Mexico!
Buena Vista
The election of 1848
Inauguration and early days in the White House
California and New Mexico
Foreign affairs
The great debate
The death of the president