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The President and the Assassin by Scott  Miller
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Feb 14, 2012

really liked it

So Fabry and I have started an on-going series to read a book about every U.S. President. We don't except to finish the project for a couple of years. This book, a dual-bio about McKinley and Czolgosz does an interesting job alternating chapters on the respective subjects. Showing the two most extremes sides of the coin in respect to our country at the time. Though only skimming the surface at times, I did think the book succeeded in its purpose. I thought the chapters that centered on early socialist and anarchist movements in America (with lots about Goldmann) were especially enlightening. One of the easier biographies to read due to the switching of the subject often, which means if the section is boring it will end relatively soon.

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