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Zachary Taylor

Author: John S D Eisenhower
Publisher: New York : Times Books, ©2008.
Series: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Zachary Taylor; Zachary (Politiker) Taylor; Zachary Taylor; Zachary Taylor
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John S D Eisenhower
ISBN: 9780805082371 0805082379
OCLC Number: 180989637
Description: xx, 167 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Early career --
Unsung hero --
"Old rough and ready" --
Fort Jesup to the Rio Grande --
War with Mexico! --
Monterrey --
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.
Series Title: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Responsibility: John S.D. Eisenhower.
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Eisenhower, the son of another soldier-president, shows how Zachary Taylor rose to the presidency, where he confronted the most contentious political issue of his age: slavery. His truncated  Read more...

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