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by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.,Sean Wilentz,Gail Collins

ISBN: 0805091181
ISBN13: 978-0805091182
Language: English
Publisher: Times Books; First edition (January 17, 2012)
Pages: 153
Category: Leaders and Notable People
Subategory: Memoris

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That William Henry Harrison was president requires his entry in the American Presidents series, this one . My second ‘American Presidents Series’ book that I’ve read. These books are handy for the obscure presidents that don’t get a lot of attention.

That William Henry Harrison was president requires his entry in the American Presidents series, this one written by an op-ed columnist for the New York Times. Harrison’s mark on presidential history was that his administration was the briefest in . He died of pneumonia only 31 days after taking office. Speaking of obscure, William Henry Harrison has the distinction of being in the office the least amount of time of any commander in chief: 1 month.

William Henry Harrison is one of the biographies in The American Presidents series, known for its concise biographies because of their limit to roughly 125 pages. For a president such as Harrison, who only served for one month, this conciseness works well. The author, Gail Collins, is not a professional historian; nonetheless, she does a fine job in describing Harrison's life. NLytle, October 3, 2013.

William Henry Harrison book. William Henry Harrison died just thirty-one days after taking the oath of office in 1841. The president who served the shortest term-just a single. Today he is a curiosity in American history, but as Gail Collins shows in this entertaining and revelatory biography, he a. The president who served the shortest term-just a single month-but whose victorious election campaign rewrote the rules for candidates seeking America's highest office.

William Henry Harrison died just thirty-one days after taking the oath of office in 1841. Today he is a curiosity in American history, but as Gail Collins shows in this entertaining and revelatory biography, he and his career are worth a closer look

William Henry Harrison died just thirty-one days after taking the oath of office in 1841. Today he is a curiosity in American history, but as Gail Collins shows in this entertaining and revelatory biography, he and his career are worth a closer look. The son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Harrison was a celebrated general whose exploits at the Battle of Tippecanoe and in the War of 1812 propelled him into politics, and in time he became a leader of the new Whig Party, alongside Daniel Webster and Henry Clay

The American Presidents Series: The 9th President, 1841. William Henry Harrison died just thirty-one days after taking the oath of office in 1841

The American Presidents Series: The 9th President, 1841. The American Presidents. The son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Harrison was a celebrated general whose exploits at the Battle of Tippecanoe and in the War of 1812 propelled him into politics, and in time he became a leader of the new Whig Party, alongside Daniel Webster and Henry Clay.

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Items related to William Henry Harrison: The American Presidents Series:. Home Gail Collins William Henry Harrison: The American Presidents Series: The 9th. William Henry Harrison: The American Presidents Series: The 9th President,1841. ISBN 10: 0805091181, ISBN 13: 9780805091182.

William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military officer and politician who served as the ninth president of the United States in 1841

William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military officer and politician who served as the ninth president of the United States in 1841. He died of typhoid, pneumonia or paratyphoid fever 31 days into his term (the shortest tenure), becoming the first president to die in office

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Historical records matching William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United . He was the last president born as a British subject before American Independence

Historical records matching William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States in The Daily Pittsburgh Gazette - 1841年4月16日. The Daily Pittsburgh Gazette - 1841年4月16日. Collection: Pennsylvania Newspapers, 1795-2009. He was the last president born as a British subject before American Independence. His father was a planter and a delegate to the Continental Congress (1774–1777) who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was governor of Virginia between 1781 and 1784.

The American Presidents. Authors: Arthur M. Schlesinger J. Sean Wilentz, Richard E. Neustadt, Alan Brinkley, Garry Wills. Related Series: The Age of Roosevelt, World Leaders - Past and Present, Childhoods of the Presidents. by multiple authors includes books George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and several more.

The president who served the shortest term―just a single month―but whose victorious election campaign rewrote the rules for candidates seeking America's highest office

William Henry Harrison died just thirty-one days after taking the oath of office in 1841. Today he is a curiosity in American history, but as Gail Collins shows in this entertaining and revelatory biography, he and his career are worth a closer look. The son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Harrison was a celebrated general whose exploits at the Battle of Tippecanoe and in the War of 1812 propelled him into politics, and in time he became a leader of the new Whig Party, alongside Daniel Webster and Henry Clay. But it was his presidential campaign of 1840 that made an indelible mark on American political history.

Collins takes us back to that pivotal year, when Harrison's "Log Cabin and Hard Cider" campaign transformed the way candidates pursued the presidency. It was the first campaign that featured mass rallies, personal appearances by the candidate, and catchy campaign slogans like "Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too." Harrison's victory marked the coming-of-age of a new political system, and its impact is still felt in American politics today. It may have been only a one-month administration, but we're still feeling the effects.

Comments:
Obong
My second ‘American Presidents Series’ book that I’ve read. These books are handy for the obscure presidents that don’t get a lot of attention. Speaking of obscure, William Henry Harrison has the distinction of being in the office the least amount of time of any commander in chief: 1 month. Yep. That’s it. He actually died before his wife could make the trip from native Ohio to live with her husband. Travel was a bit slower back in 1841, remember.

Not surprisingly, this was a very brief read. Give author Gail Collins credit for writing a respectable biography of a subject without there being much to say. Most presidential biographies have a decent amount to say about the man prior to being office, and then contain much about their comings and goings as president, and finally a fair amount of detail after they’ve retired from public life. Collins doesn’t really have the luxury for the latter two.

When we read the early life of Harrison, it seemed to me that large chunks of the man’s life were ignored. It could be because there just wasn’t much to say. His biggest claim to fame was as a general during the war of 1812. He wasn’t necessarily known for fighting against the British, but rather the Native Americans. He acquires the nickname “Old Tippecanoe” and was famous for instrumenting the death of the famed warrior Tecumseh. Even this, the author claims, was more luck than anything. It seemed that Harrison happened to be at the right place and the right time with a far greater force than his adversaries. We’re left to believe that there wasn’t really that much substantial about his military career despite all the hoopla.

Following the war, a life of politics leads him to be the governor of the Ohio territory, and we quickly jump to when he eventually runs against incumbent Martin Van Buren in the election of 1840 for President. Van Buren is one of the least liked Presidents ever at this time, and Harrison’s major advantage and campaign strength is….well…that he’s not Van Buren. In fact, his political party – the ‘Whig’ party – really doesn’t have any substantial platform other than they oppose Van Buren and his ilk. It’s a bit amusing to see politics played rather dirty during the election – something that would never change. The famed Harrison easily wins the race. Even before he takes office, others claim that he looks “old”, “tired” and “not well”. During his inauguration, he makes a 2-hour inaugural address in the cold rain. Not surprisingly, the 68 years old succumbs to a bad case of pneumonia. 30 days into his term, he’s dead.

Well, that’s about it. Short and not too sweet all things considered. This book isn’t a bad read, and one (such as myself) really shouldn’t expect much. I only read this book because it’s a bucket list of mine to read at least one bio of every American president. On that note, I’m glad I read it. I’m also glad it was quite brief. Not a necessary addition to most people’s reading collection, but it sets out to do exactly what it should do. And that fact warrants merit.

Zargelynd
Besides learning about the country in the 1830s and 40s, and about this little known president, I found some things that seem to be happening here and now. Even the word "dotard" was used back in this time. Oh, if tweets had been available, Mr. Greeley would have praised the Democrats at that time for his assumption that they would re-elect Martin Van Buren. When Harrison won, Greeley raked the party over the coals to a fair-thee-well. Sound a tad familiar?

Mezilabar
This is one in a series of brief bios of the American Presidents; I've read a half-dozen so far and this is among the best. What a quizzical, fascinating character this old coot was! And, although he campaigned as something of a naif, how he handled the mercurial Henry Clay once elected! Of course, as history remembers, that didn't last long (one month, to be exact) after which time the budding Whig party deteriorated into factionalism. Unlike some authors in this series Ms. Collins is a syndicated columnist and not an academic. It's appropriate for this bio because Harrison's long life is punctuated by many colorful anecdotes - and because he ran against the unpopular Martin van Buren, the political machinations that got him there are (unlike, say, Franklin Pierce) not all that complicated. Plus I very much liked Ms. Collins's account of her "personal" connection with the old General. I am unfamiliar with this era in American history and I plan to read more about it thanks to her pleasing intro to the subject.

Faell
I just finished this book, and I have to say that I was very impressed. The book spends adequate time on President Harrison's background, history, and pre-political background without becoming laborious. Obviously, he was only President for a short time, so there wasn't a lot of time devoted to the presidency (he dies of pneumonia in April, nearly two months after his inauguration). This was the campaign that changed politics, and how one campaigned to become president forever. Well written, very interesting, and I recommend it for anyone seeking a good read about this long forgotten President. My only complaint is the last 30 pages of the book are notes and index!

Dagdage
On the one hand I was pleased that there was a contemporary biography of Harrison. On the other hand I was a bit startled at the superficial treatment he received. Even though his presidency was very brief I expected that his life would be presented in a full fashion as any Presidential biography should be - as it normally is in this Presidents Series. The book is very short and based on three or four sources, although footnotes are not clearly presented in the text. I appreciate anyone who makes the effort to write a book, but this one is more like an extended essay by a college student. I guess the editors decided Harrisons life was not worth their active involvement. I wish they had given him the same treatment as the other Presidents covered in their series.

Opimath
This book is a little below average. When one reads history they want to get the true picture of the individual…for sure. Usually the author takes a somewhat more respectable approach to the individual they are writing about. Mrs. Collins seemed to make sure to discount any positive Mr. Harrison contributed to our country, mocking him along the way. That part gets a little annoying.

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