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Benjamin Harrison Vol. 2: Hoosier Statesman (Benjamin Harrison #2)

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This is the story of the little Indiana lawyer who, in an age of political dishonesty, became President of the United States without seeking the office, or once sacrificing his honor or integrity.

Based on recently released private papers and the hitherto unpublished memoranda of Louis T. Mitchener, Harrison's presidential campaign manager, BENJAMIN HARRISON: HOOSIER STATES
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Hardcover, 502 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by American Political Biography Press (first published January 1st 1959)
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Steve
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“Benjamin Harrison: Hoosier Statesman” is the second book in a three-volume series by Harry J. Sievers. Published between 1952 and 1968, this series provided the first major biographical review of Harrison and remains the most comprehensive and detailed analysis of his life ever published.

In addition to being Harrison’s primary biographer, Sievers was a Jesuit priest and most recently served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham Un
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Father Harry Sievers' three volume biography of Benjamin Harrison is sometimes stuck too deeply in the historical traditions of the 1950's but still the best resource in getting to know this nearly forgotten, enigmatic and quite pious 23rd President from Indiana.
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Jan 02, 2016 Bill Pritchard rated it really liked it
This is the second volume of a 3 part series on our 23rd President. This volume covers his life as a politician up until the time of his election as President. The first centered on his formative years. Mr. Sievers delivers a highly readable look at the make up of the man, and his political leanings - that moved him from soldier to statesman. Although quite a commitment, I am glad that it comes in 3 parts, for now I am fully ready to dive into the third volume to hear about this man who was able ...more
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Dec 23, 2014 David Hill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second volume of Sievers' biography of Ben Harrison is as well written as the first, even if the events aren't quite as interesting. This tome covers the period between the end of the Civil War to the presidential election of 1888.

The strangest event in the book is when Harrison's father's body was stolen by grave robbers.
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The Rev. Harry J. Sievers was a Jesuit priest who served as dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University. The recipient of a BA and an MA from Loyola University in Chicago, he earned his Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University in 1950 and was ordained in St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City on June 27, 1953. In 1949, he entered into an agreement with the Arthur Jord ...more
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