The Accidental President

Chester A. Arthur
Product Number: EB00756940
Released: Sep 17, 2019
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781621576228
Publisher: Regnery History
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Description

When he was nominated as vice president on the 1880 Republican ticket, Chester Alan Arthur had never held elected office. Expectations of him-or of the vice presidential office-were virtually non-existant. Years earlier in 1839, Daniel Webster had turned down the vice presidency with the quip, "I do not propose to be buried until I am dead." But six months into President James Garfield's term, he was assassinated-and the unknown vice president, Chester Arthur, became the most powerful man in America. This in-depth biography of Chester Arthur is a fascinating look at a man who, thrust unexpectedly into the highest political office, exceeded expectations and left a lasting mark on history, despite being diagnosed with a debilitating illnessshortly after assuming the presidency.

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Author(s): John M. Pafford
Original Publish Date: Sep 17, 2019

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