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The Resource Worst. President. Ever. : James Buchanan, the POTUS rating game, and the legacy of the least of the lesser presidents, Robert Strauss

Worst. President. Ever. : James Buchanan, the POTUS rating game, and the legacy of the least of the lesser presidents, Robert Strauss

Label
Worst. President. Ever. : James Buchanan, the POTUS rating game, and the legacy of the least of the lesser presidents
Title
Worst. President. Ever.
Title remainder
James Buchanan, the POTUS rating game, and the legacy of the least of the lesser presidents
Statement of responsibility
Robert Strauss
Title variation
James Buchanan, the POTUS rating game, and the legacy of the least of the lesser presidents
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Worst. President. Ever. flips the great presidential biography on its head, offering an enlightening—and highly entertaining!—account of poor James Buchanan’s presidency to prove once and for all that, well, few leaders could have done worse. But author Robert Strauss does much more, leading readers out of Buchanan’s terrible term in office—meddling in the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision, exacerbating the Panic of 1857, helping foment the John Brown uprisings and “Bloody Kansas,” virtually inviting a half-dozen states to secede from the Union as a lame duck, and on and on—to explore with insight and humor his own obsession with presidents, and ultimately the entire notion of ranking our presidents. He guides us through the POTUS rating game of historians and others who have made their own Mount Rushmores—or Marianas Trenches!—of presidential achievement, showing why Buchanan easily loses to any of the others, but also offering insights into presidential history buffs like himself, the forgotten "lesser" presidential sites, sex and the presidency, the presidency itself, and how and why it can often take the best measures out of even the most dedicated men
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.6/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E437
LC item number
.S77 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Worst. President. Ever. : James Buchanan, the POTUS rating game, and the legacy of the least of the lesser presidents, Robert Strauss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the worst. President. Ever -- The Young Buck -- Up from Lancaster -- The man who would be president, again and again -- The election of 1856: the most consequential in American history -- The worst presidency begins -- The middle Buchanan presidency: hardly better -- Mr. Buchanan's War -- The legacy of the least of the lesser presidents
Control code
sky281176679
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, pages [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781493024834
Isbn Type
(hardcopy)
Lccn
2016023819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 09/16
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Worst. President. Ever. : James Buchanan, the POTUS rating game, and the legacy of the least of the lesser presidents, Robert Strauss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the worst. President. Ever -- The Young Buck -- Up from Lancaster -- The man who would be president, again and again -- The election of 1856: the most consequential in American history -- The worst presidency begins -- The middle Buchanan presidency: hardly better -- Mr. Buchanan's War -- The legacy of the least of the lesser presidents
Control code
sky281176679
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, pages [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781493024834
Isbn Type
(hardcopy)
Lccn
2016023819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 09/16
Other physical details
illustrations

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