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The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn… (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2011; vuoden 2011 painos)

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In 1901, as America tallied its gains from a period of unprecedented imperial expansion, an assassin's bullet shattered the nation's confidence. This book is the story of the momentous years leading up to that event, and of the very different paths that brought together two figures of the era: President William McKinley and anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The two men seemed to live in eerily parallel Americas. The United States was undergoing an uneasy transition from a simple agrarian society to an industrial powerhouse, spreading its influence overseas by force of arms. Czolgosz was on the losing end of the economic changes taking place--a first-generation Polish immigrant and factory worker, sickened by a government that seemed focused solely on making the rich richer. Journalist Scott Miller chronicles how these two men, each pursuing what he considered the right and honorable path, collided in violence at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.--From publisher description.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century
Kirjailijat:Scott Miller
Info:Random House (2011), Edition: 1St Edition, Hardcover, 432 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
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Avainsanoja:History, United States, Progressive Era, Biography, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt

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Very well written book about McKinley era. ( )
  DonaldPowell | Feb 5, 2019 |
5428. The President and the Assassin McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century, by Scott Miller (read 3 Dec 2016) This is a very readable 2011 book telling not only about the assassination of President McKinley but of a lot of other things which happened in the latter part of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th, such as the Homestead Strike, the sinking of the Maine and the Spanish-American War, the acquisition of the Philippines, the Boxer rising in China, the life of Emma Goldman, etc. There is no continuous narrative, but the story skips around by chapter. We learn of the actual shooting of McKinley early on and then later in the book we get much more detail. Somehow I did not get the idea that the author had done as good a job at research as he should have, though there is an 18-page bibliography and 32 pages of footnotes In other words the book covers so many interesting events that maybe coverage is a bit diffuse. But the book never drags and is extremely attention-holding. ( )
  Schmerguls | Dec 3, 2016 |
Very good read. Dry in spots but not as dry as other non-fiction. I enjoyed reading abt the Polish immigrant experience and the personal life of McKinley as well as the Pan Am experience.One thing for sure is that 112 years later,politics has NOT changed.Substiute terrorists for anarchists,the immigrant experience is the same also.Recommended.
I've been to the Roosevelt Inaugural site many times and always learned alot about McKinley assassination.But this book filled in alot of missing info for me. ( )
  LauGal | Aug 16, 2016 |
Well-written book about the assassination of McKinley. What is particularly good about the book is that way that it tells the story of McKinley in parallel to the story of his assassin. ( )
  M_Clark | Mar 12, 2016 |
A “Review” of The President and the Assassin

With a title like The President and the Assassin, you'd think this book was about a president and an assassin. And it is. Sort of. This book is less about the individuals and more about the period and the prevailing attitudes at the turn of the century. Granted, William McKinley is not one of the most well-known presidents. And surely there isn't much information regarding Leon Czolgosz. Still, I hoped for a little more sustenance regarding the two figures.

But there's plenty here about industry, military, anarchy, politics, and society in the late nineteenth century. The author does wonderfully to portray the facts and withhold personal feelings. The late 1800s was a time that mirrors our own, and the United States was on the brink of huge change. The United States, having recovered from the Civil War, was considering a bold rejection of its anti-imperialist past in exchange for a bridge of U.S. islands that led straight into China. First, however, the U.S. needed to convince its people, so Teddy Roosevelt went scuba diving under a U.S. battleship, blew it up, and insisted revenge be taken on Spain. Problem was, the President himself wasn't completely convinced because he was actually one of the more decent presidents and wasn't about to go rushing into war when he suspected something fishy was going on (speaking of which, McKinley's relationship with his wife was out-and-out adorable, wasn't it? They should've had their own reality show. I mean, really, how many men out there can say they can show up William McKinley?) So the people are hungry for war with Spain and McKinley's backed into a corner and after so much time he relents (because for some reason he's now a little blood-thirsty himself) and wages war on... the Philippines? Oh yeah, bridge to China. Throw in a dash of desperate workers and all-too-knowing anarchists and you've got a good story.*

So, interesting times indeed. A good book. Unlike the author, however, I've let my personal feelings jade this review. At least I can hide my rant under a misleading title and claim I was merely inspired by the author.

*(Some readers may wish to take the above summary and insert the following words where appropriate: Dick Cheney, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Also, for proper parallels to be drawn, the sentence that begins “Problem was, the President...” must be removed. Some readers, on the other hand, may wish to beat me with a wooden spoon.) ( )
  chrisblocker | Dec 10, 2014 |
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In 1901, as America tallied its gains from a period of unprecedented imperial expansion, an assassin's bullet shattered the nation's confidence. This book is the story of the momentous years leading up to that event, and of the very different paths that brought together two figures of the era: President William McKinley and anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The two men seemed to live in eerily parallel Americas. The United States was undergoing an uneasy transition from a simple agrarian society to an industrial powerhouse, spreading its influence overseas by force of arms. Czolgosz was on the losing end of the economic changes taking place--a first-generation Polish immigrant and factory worker, sickened by a government that seemed focused solely on making the rich richer. Journalist Scott Miller chronicles how these two men, each pursuing what he considered the right and honorable path, collided in violence at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.--From publisher description.

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