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James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield( )
Author: Rutkow, Ira M.
Editor: Schlesinger, Arthur M.
Series title:The American Presidents Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8050-6950-1
Publication Date:May 2006
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Imprint:Times Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $33.00
Book Description:

The ambitious self-made man who reached the pinnacle of American politics--only to be felled by an assassin's bullet and to die at the hands of his doctors

James A. Garfield was one of the Republican Party's leading lights in the years following the Civil War. Born in a log cabin, he rose to become a college president, Union Army general, and congressman--all by the age of thirty-two. Embodying the strive-and-succeed spirit that captured the imagination of Americans in...
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Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & Heads Of State
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.85 x 8.54 x 0.81 Inches
Book Weight:0.726 Pounds
Author Biography
Rutkow, Ira M. (Author)
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. is renowned as a historian, a public intellectual, & a political activist. He served as a special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1946 for "The Age of Jackson" & in 1966 for "A Thousand Days," & in 1998 was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

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