Another President thrust into the office due to unfortunate circumstances. Chester was perfectly happy living in New York and being a big fish in a smaller pond. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert Walters
I'm reading the whole presidential bio series - quite good - and was pleasantly surprised by the story of CAA.Published 3 months ago by R. Fass
I have bought every book in the series so that tells you something. They are great short biographies of each man and a great way to learn about them in a short time. Read morePublished 5 months ago by avidreader
A qualified four stars - this gentlemanly and personally honest "accidental President" remains a very minor figure in American political history, a machine politician with... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Captain K
I read all the Biographies of the Presidents by way of the Presidential series. If you are going to do it, read John Hancock first because he was the first Continental Congress... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Frank Anderson
Seems to be accurate accounting of his life.
Would recommend this is you like reading about our past presidents.
The author captures the essence of the times and the unusual place Chester Arthur had in them. From a person who 'played by the rules' to the reformer who installed a competitive... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cymbeline
Chester Arthur was very involved and a guidance in directing political parties. His contributions before and after his presidency should be studied. Read morePublished 10 months ago by John
While most U.S. presidents actively seek the office, a few have been reluctant ones, with the most reluctant of all being Chester Arthur. Read morePublished 10 months ago by likes good books, music, movies