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Title:
James A. Garfield : America's 20th president
Author:
Kent, Deborah.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
110 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the twentieth president of the United States, with information about his childhood, family, political career, presidency, and legacy.
Language:
English
Contents:
The widow's son -- A greater calling -- The horrors of war -- In the halls of the Capitol -- A man on the rise -- Triumph and tragedy.
Reading Level:
1010 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.8 2.0 77339.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.1 6 Quiz: 34784 Guided reading level: S.
ISBN:
9780516228860
Format :
Book

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James A. Garfield won the Republican presidential nomination in 1880 through an eloquent speech nominating another candidate. When delegates couldn't agree on one of the favorites, they nominated Garfield himself. An influential congressman from Ohio. Garfield was an ordained minister who had been chosen president of a small Ohio college while still in his twenties. Elected by a paper-thin margin with help from the powerful Republican machine in New York State. Garfield repudiated these same New York leaders weeks after taking office in March 1881. This signaled his intention to support reform of corrupt machine polities. Then, on July 2, he was shot by a disappointed office-seeker. He lingered through the summer, but died of his wounds in September. Vice President Chester A. Arthur -- one of the machine politicians from New York -- succeeded to the presidency. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

1 The Widow's Sonp. 7
2 A Greater Callingp. 17
3 The Horrors of Warp. 29
4 In the Halls of the Capitolp. 43
5 A Man on the Risep. 55
6 Triumph and Tragedyp. 75
Presidential Fast Factsp. 96
First Lady Fast Factsp. 97
Timelinep. 98
Glossaryp. 100
Further Readingp. 101
Places to Visitp. 102
Online Sites of Interestp. 103
Table of Presidentsp. 104
Indexp. 108