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President McKinley : architect of the American century

by Merry, Robert W., 1946- (Author)

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"In this great American story, acclaimed historian Robert Merry resurrects the presidential reputation of William McKinley, which loses out to the brilliant and flamboyant Theodore Roosevelt who succeeded him after his assassination. He portrays McKinley as a chief executive of consequence whose low... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Ohio roots
  • The forge of war
  • Life and work
  • The Ohio Republicans
  • Steadfast protectionist
  • Four years in Columbus
  • The Major versus the bosses
  • St. Louis triumph
  • The victor
  • Building a cabinet
  • Inauguration Day
  • Taking charge
  • White House life
  • Cuba
  • Year-end assessment
  • America and Spain
  • Path to war
  • Victory at sea
  • The Caribbean War
  • End of hostilities
  • Empire
  • War's aftermath
  • Aguinaldo
  • Second-term question
  • Second-term resolve
  • China
  • Reelection
  • Family and nation
  • Buffalo
  • Epilogue.