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Jean H. Baker is a professor of history at Goucher College. She is the author of several books, including The Stevensons and Mary Todd Lincoln, and is at work on a book about the suffrage movement. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
This is a pretty good short biography of our most under appreciated president.
Starting with his Scottish family background, the book covers his childhood and education, legal... Read more
Boring book, bad president. Chapters a bit long and confusing. But I think I got most of it. 15 down, 38 to go.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
Better written than some in this series. The author did better at presenting a "biography" and not unwarranted personal commentary.Published 4 months ago by Roger Rung
Book does an adequate job on informing the reader about Buchanan's life. Quick read. Once you finish reading, reader feels like he still needs more information about this strange... Read morePublished 5 months ago by tom porter
For a lesser rated president, the book tells how he was still very relevant. It is an easy read and important for those who want to know about our presidents.Published 5 months ago by John
The books in The American Presidents Series are short by design and meant to focus on the highlights of what made the President selected who he was, why he made the decisions he... Read morePublished 8 months ago by D. Lee
This was an interesting biography, no doubt (though it did come with a few spelling errors). If you enjoy reading about the lead-up to the Civil War, then this is definitely a... Read morePublished 10 months ago by David G. Bray
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.’s edition of the American presidents’ series gives us a close look at our history in easy to read brief biographies of the men who have held that office. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Joe Hayden