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ISBN 9780805082371
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The rough-hewn general who rose to the nation’s highest office, and whose presidency witnessed the first political skirmishes that would lead to the Civil WarZachary Taylor was a soldier’s soldier, a man who lived up to his nickname, “Old Rough and Ready.” Having risen through the ranks of the U.S. Army, he achieved his greatest success in the Mexican War, propelling him to the nation’s highest office in the election of 1848. He was the first man to


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  • Zachary Taylor: The American Presidents Series: The 12th President, 1849-1850 (American Presidents (Times)) available on November 21 2014 from Amazon for 11.86
  • ISBN bar code 9780805082371 ξ1 registered May 17 2012
  • ISBN bar code 9780805082371 ξ3 registered November 21 2014
  • ISBN bar code 9780805082371 ξ2 registered May 17 2012
  • Product category is Zachary-Taylor John-S-D-Eisenhower Book
  • Manufacturered by Times Books

  • Product weight is 0.71 lbs.
The rough-hewn general who rose to the nation’s highest office, and whose presidency witnessed the first political skirmishes that would lead to the Civil WarZachary Taylor was a soldier’s soldier, a man who lived up to his nickname, “Old Rough and Ready.” Having risen through the ranks of the U.S. Army, he achieved his greatest success in the Mexican War, propelling him to the nation’s highest office in the election of 1848. He was the first man to have been elected president without having held a lower political office.John S. D. Eisenhower, the son of another soldier-president, shows how Taylor rose to the presidency, where he confronted the most contentious political issue of his age: slavery. The political storm reached a crescendo in 1849, when California, newly populated after the Gold Rush, applied for statehood with an anti- slavery constitution, an event that upset the delicate balance of slave and free states and pushed both sides to the brink. As the acrimonious debate intensified, Taylor stood his ground in favor of California’s admission—despite being a slaveholder himself—but in July 1850 he unexpectedly took ill, and within a week he was dead. His truncated presidency had exposed the fateful rift that would soon tear the country apart.

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    ^ (2012). Zachary Taylor (American Presidents Series) , [[Times Books]] ([[Macmillan Publishers. (revised Oct 2021)
    ^ (2012). Zachary Taylor, [[Times Books]] ([[Macmillan Publishers. (revised May 2012)
    ^ (2008). Zachary Taylor: The American Presidents Series: The 12th President, 1849-1850 (American Presidents (Times)), Times Books. Amazon. (revised Nov 2014)

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Eisenhower handles Taylor's military career and his exploits in the Mexican War very neatly and offers selections from other Taylor biographers like Hamilton and Bauer to aid his case and offer the casual reader alternate windows into the life. A very neat summary of a very brief administration, Eisenhower's account never seems rushed or unduly cursory. The books in the American Presidents series vary wildly in quality. This particular volume is not a breath-taking small gem like Hans Trefousse on Hayes ..
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Zachary Taylor ranks among that small group of presidents who was more famous for what they did before they became president than for their achievements once they occupied the office. A career army officer, he shot to fame when he led his troops to victory over Mexican forces in the Mexican War. Basking in the adulation of a grateful nation, his parlayed his triumph into a victory as the Whig candidate in the 1848 presidential election, only to have his presidency cut short by his death less than a year a..
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"Zachary Taylor" by John Eisenhower is a good introduction for anyone who wants to learn more about Zachary Taylor, US President from 1849-1850.The book covers areas of Taylor's life, including:1. Birth in Virginia and move to Kentucky while still a very young child.2. Military career that included important service in the Mexican War.3. Happy home life and tragic loss of a daughter.4. Encouragements from politicians to run for president.5. Presidential campaign and election.6. Brief term and prematur..
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