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Andrew Johnson : A Biography - Hans L. Trefousse

Andrew Johnson

A Biography

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Published: 1st December 1997
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Politically shrewd but fatally unable to adapt to new political realities, Andrew Johnson presided, disastrously, over the tumultuous first years of Reconstruction. In this provocative account, Hans Trefousse gives us "a brilliant, compassionate portrait of a dynamic era of social change and national healing, and of the tragic failure of an American leader" (Library Journal).

"A readable new biography of the 17th president that fills in many of the hidden corners of his life story. . . . The story of the man and the times that led to his impeachment is told with great authority." -- Herbert Mitgang - New York Times

Prefacep. 13
Raleigh Poor Whitep. 17
Tennessee Tailorp. 25
Greeneville Politicianp. 35
Fledgling Congressmanp. 51
Veteran Congressmanp. 69
Governor of Tennesseep. 84
United States Senatorp. 109
Unconditional Unionistp. 128
Military Governorp. 152
Vice Presidentp. 176
Unionist Presidentp. 193
Presidential Reconstructionistp. 214
Pugnacious Presidentp. 234
Beleaguered Presidentp. 255
Defiant Presidentp. 272
Fighting Presidentp. 293
President Impeached- President Acquittedp. 311
President in Limbop. 335
Ex-Presidentp. 353
Epiloguep. 375
Abbreviationsp. 381
Notesp. 383
Indexp. 447
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ISBN: 9780393317428
ISBN-10: 0393317420
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 463
Published: 1st December 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 13.72  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1