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President McKinley : architect of the American century

Author: Robert W Merry
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"In this great American story, acclaimed historian Robert Merry resurrects the presidential reputation of William McKinley, which loses out to the brilliant and flamboyant Theodore Roosevelt who succeeded him after his assassination. He portrays McKinley as a chief executive of consequence whose low place in the presidential rankings does not reflect his enduring accomplishments and the stamp he put on the country's
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merry, Robert W., 1946-
President McKinley.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
(DLC) 2016053191
Named Person: William McKinley; William McKinley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Merry
ISBN: 9781451625448 1451625448 9781451625455 1451625456
OCLC Number: 962006146
Notes: "November 2017"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 608 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Ohio roots --
The forge of war --
Life and work --
The Ohio Republicans --
Steadfast protectionist --
Four years in Columbus --
The Major versus the bosses --
St. Louis triumph --
The victor --
Building a cabinet --
Inauguration Day --
Taking charge --
White House life --
Cuba --
Year-end assessment --
America and Spain --
Path to war --
Victory at sea --
The Caribbean War --
End of hostilities --
Empire --
War's aftermath --
Aguinaldo --
Second-term question --
Second-term resolve --
China --
Reelection --
Family and nation --
Buffalo --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Architect of the American century
Responsibility: Robert W. Merry.

Abstract:

"In this great American story, acclaimed historian Robert Merry resurrects the presidential reputation of William McKinley, which loses out to the brilliant and flamboyant Theodore Roosevelt who succeeded him after his assassination. He portrays McKinley as a chief executive of consequence whose low place in the presidential rankings does not reflect his enduring accomplishments and the stamp he put on the country's future role in the world"--

"Lively, definitive, eye-opening, [this book] by acclaimed historian Robert W. Merry brilliantly evokes the life and presidency of William McKinley, cut short by an assassin. Most often lost in the shadow of his brilliant and flamboyant successor, TR, the twenty-fifth president is presented by Merry as a transformative figure, the first modern Republican. It was President McKinley who established the United States as an imperial power. In the Spanish-American War he kicked Spain out of the Caribbean; in the Pacific he acquired Hawaii and the Philippines through war and diplomacy; he took the country to a strict gold standard; he developed the doctrine of 'fair trade'; he forced the 'Open Door' to China; and he forged the 'special relationship' with Great Britain. McKinley established the noncolonial imperialism that took America global. He set the stage for the bold leadership of Theodore Roosevelt, who built on his accomplishments. [This book] brings to life a sympathetic man and an often overlooked president. Merry raises his rank to a chief executive of consequence who paved the way for the American Century."--Jacket.

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