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The Presidency of William Howard Taft (American Presidency Series) Hardcover – 1973

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"An excellent summary of the political issues of the period and a nicely balanced portrait of Taft..." -- Journal of American History

"Coletta advances a different view of Taft, one that deserves . . . a careful reading by anyone interested..." -- Journal of Southern History

"This is a book of mature scholarship, lively and well-written." -- Ohioana Quarterly

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Paola E. Coletta retired as professor of history at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 306 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas; 1st edition (1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0700600965
  • ISBN-13: 978-0700600960
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,233,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert Kirk VINE VOICE on October 28, 2010
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I'm on a quest to read a biography on every American president and now it's Taft's time on the list. I really enjoyed the beginning and ending of this book but just like the president himself, the book was really noneventful and underwhelming. I think the author did a great job of expressing how "average" of a presidency this was in the final chapter but the actual events that occurred in Taft's time just weren't major turning points in America's history. It's tough finding good books on every president and I'm not sure this one qualifies either.
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