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In my quest to read a bio of every president, I have arrived at #17, Andrew Johnson. Johnson of course pales in the shadow of Lincoln (and rightly so), but who would have known... Read morePublished 18 days ago by John A. Echeveste
I have actually come to respect the man a little more. Before reading this, all I knew about President Andrew Johnson is that he was an ornery, racist old statesman which actually... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joseph
This book provides an excellent insight into a President whose strong convictions were at odds with the Congress of the day. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Snakewine
I think I've read all the Johnson biographies, all three of them, and this is the pick of the litter.Published 6 months ago by Doodle Lee Lancaster
I liked it. Fcuses not on the "macro" issues of reconstruction or civil rights in the abstract, but on the events and experiencesof the man himself -- which formed him and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by John H. Swanson
My grade school teachers taught me that Andrew Johnson's impeachment was unjust. Johnson favored a quick, painless reunification and his opponents favored punishing the south. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lohengrin