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The Best Books To Learn About President Benjamin Harrison

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Benjamin Harrison Quick Facts

President Number23
Terms In Office1
Years1889-1893
Political PartyRepublican
Vice PresidentLevi P. Morton
Home StateIndiana
Presidential Pet Opossums (Mr. Reciprocity & Mr. Protection)
Campaign Slogan“Rejuvenated Republicanism” & “Grandfather’s hat firs Ben!”
Articles Used in Ranking13
Number of Unique Books7

 



The Best Books About Benjamin Harrison (Tie)
(Appear on 6 Lists)



Benjamin Harrison by Charles W. Calhoun

Benjamin Harrison (The American Presidents #23) by Charles W. Calhoun, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Lists It Appears On:

  • All The Presidents Books
  • Best Presidential Bios
  • Library of Congress
  • Mandi Lindner
  • Presidents USA
  • The Washington Post

In contrast to standard histories, which dismiss Harrison’s presidency as corrupt and inactive, Charles W. Calhoun sweeps away the stereotypes of the age to reveal the accomplishments of our twenty-third president. With Congress under Republican control, he exemplified the activist president, working feverishly to put the Party’s planks into law and approving the first billion-dollar peacetime budget. But the Democrats won Congress in 1890, stalling his legislative agenda, and with the First Lady ill, his race for reelection proceeded quietly. (She died just before the election.) In the end, Harrison could not beat Cleveland in their unprecedented rematch.

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Benjamin Harrison: Hoosier Statesman (Vol 2) by Harry J. Sievers

Benjamin Harrison Vol. 2- Hoosier Statesman (Benjamin Harrison #2) by Harry J. Sievers
Lists It Appears On:

  • At Times Dull
  • Best Presidential Bios
  • Library of Congress
  • Presidents USA
  • The Tailored Man
  • The Washington Post

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#3-4
(Appear on 4 Lists)



Benjamin Harrison: Hoosier President (Vol 3) by Harry J. Sievers

Benjamin Harrison Vol. 3- Hoosier President- The White House & After 1889-1901 (Benjamin Harrison #3) by Harry J. Sievers, Katherine E. Speirs (Editor), Katherine Speirs
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Presidential Bios
  • Library of Congress
  • Presidents USA
  • The Tailored Man

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Benjamin Harrison: Hoosier Warrior (Vol 1) by Harry J. Sievers

Benjamin Harrison Vol. 1- Hoosier Warrior (Benjamin Harrison #1) by Harry J. Sievers
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Presidential Bios
  • Library of Congress
  • Presidents USA
  • The Tailored Man

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#5
(Appears on 3 Lists)



The Presidency of Benjamin Harrison by Homer Socolofsky

The Presidency of Benjamin Harrison (American Presidency Series) by Homer E. Socolofsky, Allan B. Spetter
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Presidential Bios
  • Library of Congress
  • Mashable

Benjamin Harrison was an early proponent of American expansion in the Pacific, a key figure in such landmark legislation as the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and the McKinley Tariff, and one of the Gilded Age’s most eloquent speakers. Yet he remains one of our most neglected and least understood presidents. In this first interpretive study of the Harrison administration, the authors illuminate our twenty-third president’s character and policies and rescue him from the long shadow of his charismatic secretary of state, James G. Blaine.

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#6-7
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Benjamin Harrison: Centennial President by Anne Chieko Moore

Benjamin Harrison- Centennial President by Anne Chieko Moore, Hester Anne Hale
Lists It Appears On:

  • Library of Congress

Benjamin Harrison was an honest, intelligent, hardworking lawyer who became the 23rd President of the US. During his term in office, he signed important legislation and provided leadership in negotiating foreign policy. This book presents a biography of this president who is considered one of the better presidents of the late 19th century.

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Speeches of Benjamin Harrison by Benjamin Harrison

Speeches of Benjamin Harrison by Benjamin Harrison
Lists It Appears On:

  • Presidents USA

It is not the purpose of this book to present a few selections of oratory, laboriously prepared and polished, or occasional flashes of brilliant thought. From such efforts, prepared, perhaps, after days of study and repeated revision, one can form but an imperfect idea of their author. Such a compilation might show the highest conceptions of the man, and evidence a wide range of thought and a surpassing grandeur of expression; but it would be but a poor mirror of the man himself in his daily life.

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The Best Benjamin Harrison Book Lists Consulted



SourceArticle
All The Presidents Books One Through Forty-Two or Forty-Three
At Times Dull Janet’s Presidential Biography Project & Blog
Best Presidential Bios The Best Presidential Biographies
Huffington Post Presidents’ Day History: The Must-Reads Of Presidential Biographies
Library of Congress Selected Bibliography
Mandi Lindner 44 Presidents and Their Definitive Biographies
Mashable Why I’m spending a year reading about every U.S. president
NY Times Good Books About Bad Presidents
Presidential History Presidential Resources
Presidential History (Again) Pulitzer Prize Winning Books About Presidents
Presidents USA FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT BENJAMIN HARRISON
The Tailored Man The 44 Best Presidential Biographies
The Washington Post The Fix’s list of best presidential biographies

 

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