"A surprisingly entertaining biography. . . . [that] tells everything the average reader might want to know about our ninth president. . . . While he accomplished nothing as president, [Harrison’s] earlier achievements are well served in this excellent addition to the American Presidents series."—Publishers Weekly
I hate to be negative, but I don't really feel I know anything about W.H. Harrison after reading this book.
Collins has written a readable short book which offers a good overview of a president whose life will be unfamiliar to most Americans.
Well written, very interesting, and I recommend it for anyone seeking a good read about this long forgotten President.
Quick easy read. Contains a alot of interesting informationPublished 13 days ago by Cathleen B Wehrmann
Harrison is an interesting individual, but Collins does him complete disservice. I got the sense she should be writing a book about social issues on the western frontier opposed to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brad
Why would anyone undertake to write the biography of a president whose term in office lasted only 31 days? Read morePublished 3 months ago by MBJ
I’ve been working my way through reading biographies of the U.S. Presidents, and when I saw this one on the library shelf, I immediately snatched it up. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Oddsfish
Thea 30 day president. Well written book. One about his military career might be more interestingPublished 9 months ago by Alice R. Kemper
A tightly written biography that is appropriate for the president with the shortest term. I enjoyed reading of the political voting environment of 1840. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer