President McKinley: Architect Of The American Century
by Robert Merry
- Biographies & Memoirs, American History , American Presidents
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America's first globalist
Among historians, President William McKinley loses out to the flamboyant Theodore Roosevelt, who succeeded him after his assassination in 1901. Robert W. Merry resurrects the reputation of this unsung leader.
In his two-term presidency, McKinley ushered America into global preeminence. Among his accomplishments, he developed the doctrine of "fair trade"; ejected Spain from the Caribbean in the Spanish-American War; acquired Hawaii and the Philippines; and forced the "Open Door" to China. He also led an admirable personal life, from his simple Midwestern upbringing to his Civil War heroism to his brave comportment just moments before his death.
Merry's lively biography places McKinley firmly in the pantheon of great American presidents.
"If you want to understand the United States' standing in the world at the end of the nineteenth century, and the powerful nation that emerged from it, read this book. Robert Merry's fast-paced and revealing biography makes it strikingly clear that McKinley's legacy is as rich and fascinating as that of his irrepressible successor in the White House, Theodore Roosevelt."-Candice Millard, New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic
"William McKinley built coalitions, cultivated compromise, and governed by consensus. It's an eye-opening read, McKinley's performance all the more striking in contrast with presidential politics today."-Charles Rappleye, author of Herbert Hoover in the White House
"[An] overdue reevaluation....Merry's clear and nimble writing keeps the story moving along to McKinley's White House years and the Spanish-American War....Merry convincingly portrays McKinley as a crucial actor in American imperialism." -Publishers Weekly
"One of the country's most under-appreciated and unknown presidents finally gets his due in this lively, deeply researched and richly informed biography of the 25th occupant of the nation's highest office, William McKinley. Merry has written a gem of a book that will gratify any political junkie or fan of presidential history."-Karl Rove, author of The Triumph of McKinley
About the Author
Robert W. Merry is the editor of The National Interest and is a former Washington correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and executive editor of the Congressional Quarterly. His books include A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||November 7, 2017|