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The Resource Accidental Presidents : eight men who changed America, Jared Cohen, (electronic resource)

Accidental Presidents : eight men who changed America, Jared Cohen, (electronic resource)

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Accidental Presidents : eight men who changed America
Title
Accidental Presidents
Title remainder
eight men who changed America
Statement of responsibility
Jared Cohen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. Accidental Presidents looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it. It demonstrates how the character of the man in that powerful seat affects the nation and world. Eight men have succeeded to the presidency when the incumbent died in office. In one way or another they vastly changed our history. Only Theodore Roosevelt would have been elected in his own right. Only TR, Coolidge, Truman, and LBJ were re-elected. John Tyler succeeded William Henry Harrison who died 30 days into his term. He was kicked out of his party and became the first president threatened with impeachment. Millard Fillmore succeeded esteemed General Zachary Taylor. He immediately sacked the entire cabinet and delayed an inevitable Civil War by standing with Henry Clay's compromise of 1850. Chester Arthur, the embodiment of the spoils system, was so reviled as James Garfield's successor that he had to defend himself against plotting Garfield's assassination; but he reformed the civil service. Andrew Johnson, who succeeded our greatest president, sided with remnants of the Confederacy in Reconstruction. Theodore Roosevelt broke up the trusts. Calvin Coolidge silently cooled down the Harding scandals and preserved the White House for the Republican Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression. Truman surprised everybody when he succeeded the great FDR and proved an able and accomplished president. Lyndon B. Johnson was named to deliver Texas electorally. He led the nation forward on Civil Rights but failed on Vietnam. Accidental Presidents adds immeasurably to our understanding of the power and limits of the American presidency in critical times
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
RECBC
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1981-
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Cohen, Jared
Dewey number
973.09/9
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not applicable
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LC call number
JK609
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other
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PerformerNote
Narrated by Arthur Morey
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  • Morey, Arthur
  • Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
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  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • History
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Label
Accidental Presidents : eight men who changed America, Jared Cohen, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (16 hr., 57 min.)
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781508252757
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not applicable
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
Z100140464
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
426D178E-F653-4AD4-9C35-EBFF24FC0710
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  • (OCoLC)1097645046
  • on1097645046
  • 3218215
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Label
Accidental Presidents : eight men who changed America, Jared Cohen, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (16 hr., 57 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508252757
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
Z100140464
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
426D178E-F653-4AD4-9C35-EBFF24FC0710
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1097645046
  • on1097645046
  • 3218215
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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