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People/Characters: James G. Blaine

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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years {3-volume set} by Carl Sandburg
America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918 by Richard Brookhiser
Assassins by Stephen Sondheim
Benjamin Harrison by Charles W. Calhoun
Chester Alan Arthur by Zachary Karabell
The Committee on Ways and Means: A Bicentennial History 1789–1989 by Donald R. Kennon
Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons by Edward J. Renehan Jr.
Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield by Kenneth D. Ackerman
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Medicine, Madness and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
The Fatal Bullet: The Assassination of President James A. Garfield by Rick Geary
First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power by Warren Zimmermann
The Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends, 1880-1918 by Patricia O'Toole
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby
The Garfield Orbit by Margaret Leech
The Gilded Age by Judith Freeman Clark
A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan by Michael Kazin
Grover Cleveland by Henry F. Graff
History of American presidential elections, 1789-1968 by Arthur Meier Schlesinger
History of the House of Representatives by George B. Galloway
How Few Remain by Harry Turtledove
James A. Garfield by Ira Rutkow
James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire by Edward P. Crapol
John Hay: from poetry to politics by Tyler Dennett
Life of James G. Blaine, "the plumed knight," editor, representative, speaker, senator, cabinet minister, diplomat and true patriot; a graphic record of his whole illustrious career, from the cradle to the grave by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Lincoln by David Herbert Donald
Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War by Elizabeth D. Leonard
Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
The Nation Reunited: War's Aftermath by Richard W. Murphy
Pine to Potomac: life of James G. Blaine; his boyhood, youth, manhood, and public services. With a sketch of the life of by E. K. Cressey
The Politicos, 1865-1896 by Matthew Josephson
Presidential Campaigns: From George Washington to George W. Bush by Paul F. Boller
Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power by James McGrath Morris
Rutherford B. Hayes by Hans Trefousse
The Senate, 1789-1989. Vol. 1. Addresses on the history of the United States Senate by Robert C. Byrd
A Short History of Canada by Desmond Morton
Why Was Lincoln Murdered? by Otto Eisenschiml

Character description

James G(illespie) Blaine (1830-1893): Known as "The Plumed Knight." One of the major figures in Republican politics in the late nineteenth century. One of the first Republicans, he was nonetheless relatively mild toward the South after the Civil War. Many expected him to be Republican nominee for President in 1876, but his candidacy was stalled by graft charges. In 1880, he lost the nomination again, this time to James A. Garfield, but became Garfield's secretary of state, resigning in 1881. He finally became the Republican nominee in 1884, but lost to Grover Clevelent. He refused the nomination in 1888 but served as Secretary of State in the Harrison administration, leaving the post in 1892.

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