[MOBI] ✓ Grover Cleveland: A Study in Character | By ✓ Alyn Brodsky #2020


  • Title: Grover Cleveland: A Study in Character
  • Author: Alyn Brodsky
  • ISBN: 9780312268831
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Grover Cleveland: A Study in Character By Alyn Brodsky Grover Cleveland A Study in Character is the first comprehensive study of our 22nd and 24th president in nearly seventy years This distinguished leader, the only Democrat elected to the presidency between the Civil War and World War I, rose to political prominence through the ranks of mayor of Buffalo and governor of New York before his election to this nation s highestGrover Cleveland A Study in Character is the first comprehensive study of our 22nd and 24th president in nearly seventy years This distinguished leader, the only Democrat elected to the presidency between the Civil War and World War I, rose to political prominence through the ranks of mayor of Buffalo and governor of New York before his election to this nation s highest office Always concerned with the majority, never the favored few, Cleveland believed his ultimate allegiance was to the nation, not to a political party, and he acted on his strongly held beliefs throughout his entire political life At first considered an enemy of labor because of his firm handling of the bloody Chicago Pullman strike, many historians have overlooked Cleveland s numerous accomplishments, including his heroic quest to improve the quality of life for American Indians, his battles against the railroads and big business to prevent the destruction of American land, and his insistence on tariff reduction and remaining on the Gold Standard, which saved the nation from bankruptcy The only president to be elected to two nonconsecutive terms, Grover Cleveland was the only president to be married in the White House and also the first to have a child in the White House.Brodsky s engrossing work follows Grover Cleveland through his early life in upstate New York, his career as a trial lawyer, mayor, and governor through to his first and second presidencies and his last years as a lecturer and beloved member of the administration at Princeton University Each chapter will cause readers to reevaluate our perception of this underrated President who, in his dying words said, I tried so hard to do right, and to evaluate him in the context of his successors.
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    Commentaires:

    Steve
    bestpresidentialbios 2014 Alyn Brodsky s Grover Cleveland A Study in Character was published in 2000, just months after publication of H Paul Jeffers s biography of this president Brodsky is a former book critic and newspaper columnist and has written several biographies Two of his most recent subjects include Benjamin Rush and former New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.Of the three biographies of Grover Cleveland I ve read to date, Brodsky s is by far the clearest, most colorful and most eng [...]

    Julie
    Brodsky obviously admires Cleveland and argues that he is one of the most underrated presidents, but I would have preferred a nuanced view In particular, Brodsky puts Cleveland s attitudes and actions towards African Americans and Chinese immigrants into appendices at the back instead of integrating them into the main text and dealing with them head on These issues may not have been as critical during Cleveland s presidencies as, for example, the debate over the tariff and the gold versus silve [...]

    Joel Fishbane
    There s nothing sexy about Grover Cleveland Study Lincoln, you get the Civil War study Nixon, you get Watergate Study Grover Cleveland and you get tarriff battles and the repeal of the Sherman Silver Act Not quite the stuff they make Hollywood movies about Yet Alyn Brodsky s charming pro Cleveland biography is out to argue that we should all be giving America as 22nd 24th President a lot credit To Mr Brodsky, there is something sexy about Cleveland s presidency He insisted on doing what was mor [...]

    Regina Lindsey
    A president that has a meteoric rise, a deeply divided country, a party threatened to fall apart because of strong willed section of the party, a bad economy, a signature legislation rammed author s words not mine through Congress that leads to the paralysis of the rest of the president s agenda, and labor issues 2013 No , late 1800 s.Grover Cleveland had a meteoric rise going from sheriff to mayor, to governor, and president within 3 1 2 years At a time when Democrats were desperate to overcome [...]

    Gene McAvoy
    The high points of President 22, and the low points of President 24 all in one swell volume.An enjoyable read It was fun to read a different book on Benjamin Harrison Pres 23 in the middle of this book The only problem isw I can t find the dust jacket

    Colleen
    a nice balance between Cleveland the man and Cleveland the President Enjoyed it

    Corey
    I read this during my chemotherapy treatments Intersting guy who gets very little attention in US History.

    Trey Benfield
    So I was looking for a biography about Grover Cleveland simply because I knew next to nothing about him other than Ma, where is my pa , the non consecutive term, and the origin of the Baby Ruth candy bar The classic biography on Cleveland is the one Allan Nevins, but it is expensive and long Brodsky s seemed to be a good alternative I did learn a lot about Grover Cleveland so the biography worked from that standpoint Brodsky does a good job of painting a picture of a President who fought against [...]

    Jerry-Book
    Grover Cleveland by Brodsky Unfortunately, Cleveland still awaits a great biography Brodsky does cover Cleveland s life He covers his meteoric rise from Mayor of Buffalo, to Governor of New York, and on to President of the United States in only three years The chief issues in his presidency were the silver issue, high tariffs, and labor unrest In foreign policy he dealt with Hawaii, Cuba, the Monroe Doctrine, and Samoa Even though he was initially elected as a reformer with the aid of the Mugwum [...]

    Scott Cox
    Grover Cleveland held title to many firsts he was the first and only President to be elected to two non consecutive terms 22 and 24 He is the only President from New Jersey, the first President to have been married and have children while in the White House, and the only President who was previously a sheriff and to have personally executed a criminal Besides these firsts, Cleveland s Presidency is best known for his opposition to high tariffs federal taxation of its day , support for a hard mon [...]

    Matt
    Grover Cleveland was a great President before the modern era As the author depicts the President s accomplishments with detail My main gripe with this book was the author praise too fanatical in the purview However, perhaps this was the authors intent let me explain.Cleveland had fortitude, courage and an unbiding sense of political obstinacy to those ideals that those surrounding him did not have The political climate engulfed him in his second non consectutive term.Supposedly his last words we [...]

    Mark
    While Brodsky s biography of Grover Cleveland is an entertaining read, the book is far too partisan to to be credible as a study of his life and presidency Brodsky s greatest achievement, as a result, is to make it clear why he admires Cleveland, presenting him as a man of great conviction and character But all too often flaws are spun as virtues, which prevents the sort of nuanced assessment necessary for a proper understanding of Cleveland and his times.

    Mr. V
    Interesting Was able to do what many a president before him tried to do and be elected to a second term after not serving for 4 years I wonder if we will ever see that again Initially say no because of term limits you are a lame duck instantly but then it seems it is a popularity contest any.

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