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  • 9 of 10 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B JOH (Text) 37521530286998 AMPL Adult Biography Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 92 JOHNSON (Text) 79361000073491 Adult Nonfiction - Biography Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville B JOH (Text) 32604000200868 DCTPLD AD Biography Checked out 12/29/2018
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora 973.8 GOR (Text) 50825010575123 Non-Fiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg BIO JOHNSON, ANDREW (Text) 32826011823549 Adult Biography Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM E667 .G67 2011 (Text) 00000105279095 Browsing Collection Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 921 JOHN (Text) 39391006314064 Nonfiction Available -
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon BIO JOHNSON (Text) 30653003495041 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 973.8 GORD (Text) 39231032143246 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 921 JOHNSON, ANDREW (Text) 31951003605711 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780805069488 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0805069488 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    xviii, 166 pages : portrait ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Times Books/Henry Holt, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-155) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Editor's note -- Introduction: True index of his heart -- 1: Tailor's apprentice -- 2: Ascent -- 3: Governor and Senator Johnson -- 4: Disunion -- 5: From military governor to vice president -- 6: Mr President -- 7: President obstructs -- 8: Impeachment -- Epilogue: Aftermath -- Notes -- Milestones -- Selected bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Summary, etc.: Overview: A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian recounts the tale of the unwanted president who ran afoul of Congress over Reconstruction and was nearly removed from office. Andrew Johnson never expected to be president. But just six weeks after becoming Abraham Lincoln's vice president, the events at Ford's Theatre thrust him into the nation's highest office. Johnson faced a nearly impossible task-to succeed America's greatest chief executive, to bind the nation's wounds after the Civil War, and to work with a Congress controlled by the so-called Radical Republicans. Annette Gordon-Reed, one of America's leading historians of slavery, shows how ill-suited Johnson was for this daunting task. His vision of reconciliation abandoned the millions of former slaves (for whom he felt undisguised contempt) and antagonized congressional leaders, who tried to limit his powers and eventually impeached him. The climax of Johnson's presidency was his trial in the Senate and his acquittal by a single vote, which Gordon-Reed recounts with drama and palpable tension. Despite his victory, Johnson's term in office was a crucial missed opportunity; he failed the country at a pivotal moment, leaving America with problems that we are still trying to solve.
Subject: Johnson, Andrew 1808-1875
Presidents United States Biography
United States Politics and government 1865-1869
United States Politics and government
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