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“In this short and brilliantly written book, award-winning author Gordon-Reed … argues that the nation went from the best President to the worst during this most crucial period of its history.” ―Library Journal
“In a short biography, all bases can be covered, but the author is still left to exercise the tone of a personal essay, which this author accomplishes brilliantly.” ―Booklist (starred review)
“A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War.” ―Kirkus Reviews
I felt the author's apparent dislike for Johnson even if it wasn't intentional.Published 12 days ago by Judith Feneley
Well written. Book reflect the historical period through the very angry eyes of the author.Published 3 months ago by john mcknight
I am reading the presidential biographies in order. I thought that I had seen the worst in Fillmore, Pierce and Buchanan. Oh, how wrong I was!! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Grushinka
This is an extremely well written and informative book. To be sure, the author is no fan of Andrew Johnson. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Lapelosa
Calhoun's quest for a place in history, led him to support the current ideas that were popular. No matter which party was furthering the idea. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Harriette M. Anderson
A concise review of the man's life, during a difficult time in history. A good addition to the presidential series.Published 7 months ago by ruth a. thomas
The biographer clearly doesn't like her subject - understandably - but she has allowed her dislike of him to interfere with a clear and orderly presentation of the events of his... Read morePublished 8 months ago by James A. Smith