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The Presidency of William Howard Taft (American Presidency Series)
Theodore Roosevelt selected William Howard Taft to be his successor and gave him vital support during the presidential campaign of 1908. Taft was a conservative of upper-middle-class background with a long career on the bench, and he aspired to a judicial rather than a political career. Roosevelt nevertheless believed that Taft, a close personal friend, was the best man to ...more
Hardcover, 306 pages
Published December 31st 1973 by University Press of Kansas
(first published January 1973)
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You can tell that this is an older book because it appears to have been written for a scholarly audience rather than for the general public. This book tells of the presidency of William Taft the man who really didn’t want to be President and reached his dream job post presidency when appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. It tells of his early political life, where he was never elected to anything only appointed, ending up as Teddy Roosevelt’s Secretary of War. When chosen as Roosevelt’s ...more
Born in 1916, Paolo Enrico Coletta graduated from the University of Missouri in 1938 with a B.S. in Education, and undertook graduate studies at the same institution. He completed his Masters degree in 1939, and his Ph.D. in 1942. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he taught at the United States Naval Academy as a Professor in the Department of English, History, and Gover ...moreMore about Paolo E. Coletta...
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