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Benjamin Harrison by Charles W. Calhoun
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It's quite amazing that so often biographers of US presidents tend to make the subject of their biographies look better and to demean other presidents. This is my main gripe with this work. Groover Cleveland - although not without his own problems (who doesn't have them) - arguably had more positive influence on the course of US history than Benjamin Harrison. Yet, author practically ignores Cleveland as some hack and glosses over problems associated with Harrison's term. ( )
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In The Education, Henry Adams wrote that Benjamin Harrison "was an excellent President, a man of ability and force; perhaps the best President the Republican Party had put forward since Lincoln's death."
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A portrait of the presidency of Benjamin Harrison describes his rise to political power, his controversial victory over Grover Cleveland in the 1888 election, the successes and failures of his administration, his loss to Cleveland in the 1893 election, and his historical legacy.… (more)

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