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The Best Books To Learn About President Grover Cleveland

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Grover Cleveland Quick Facts

President Number22 & 24
Terms In Office2 (non-consecutive)
Years1885-1889 & 1893-1897
Political PartyDemocratic
Vice PresidentThomas A. Hendricks (Died) / Vacant / Adlai Stevenson
Home StateNew York
Presidential Pet Poodle (Hector) & Mockingbirds
Articles Used in Ranking12
Number of Unique Books18

 



The Best Books About Grover Cleveland (Tie)
(Appear on 5 Lists)



An Honest President: The Life & Presidencies of Grover Cleveland by H. Paul Jeffers

An Honest President- The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland by H. Paul Jeffers
Lists It Appears On:

  • At Times Dull
  • Best Presidential Bios
  • Library of Congress
  • Mashable
  • Presidents USA

Today Grover Cleveland is mainly remembered as the only president to be elected to two non-consecutive terms. But in his day, Cleveland was a renowned reformer, an enemy of political machines who joined forces with Theodore Roosevelt to fight powerful party bosses, a moralist who vetoed bills he considered blatant raids on the Treasury, a vigorous defender of the Monroe Doctrine who resisted American imperialism, and a president who stood his ground against Wall Street robber barons in an era of big business.

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Grover Cleveland: A Study in Character by Alyn Brodsky

Grover Cleveland- A Study in Character by Alyn Brodsky
Lists It Appears On:

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

Grover Cleveland: A Study in Character is the first comprehensive study of our 22nd and 24th president in nearly seventy years. This distinguished leader, the only Democrat elected to the presidency between the Civil War and World War I, rose to political prominence through the ranks of mayor of Buffalo and governor of New York before his election to this nation’s highest office.

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#3-4
(Appear on 3 Lists)



Grover Cleveland by Henry F. Graff

Grover Cleveland (The American Presidents #22) by Henry F. Graff, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (Editor)
Lists It Appears On:

  • All The Presidents Books
  • Library of Congress
  • The Washington Post

In this book, presidential historian Henry F. Graff revives Cleveland’s fame, explaining how he fought to restore stature to the office in the wake of several weak administrations. Within these pages are the elements of a rags-to-riches story as well as an account of the political world that created American leaders before the advent of modern media.

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Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage by Allan Nevins

Grover Cleveland- A Study in Courage (American Political Leaders) by Allan Nevins
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Presidential Bios
  • Library of Congress
  • Presidents USA

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#5-7
(Appear on 2 Lists)

Bourbon Leader: Grover Cleveland and the Democratic Party by Horace Samuel Merrill

Bourbon Leader- Grover Cleveland and the Democratic Party (Library of American Biography) by Horace Samuel Merrill, Oscar Handlin (editor)
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Presidential Bios
  • Library of Congress

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Grover Cleveland The Man and The Statesman by Robert McNutt McElroy

Grover Cleveland - The Man and the Statesman - Volume II by Robert McElroy
Lists It Appears On:

  • Library of Congress
  • Presidents USA

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The Presidencies of Grover Cleveland by Richard E. Welch, Jr.

The Presidencies of Grover Cleveland (American Presidency Series) by Richard E. Welch Jr.
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Presidential Bios
  • Library of Congress

Grover Cleveland, who served as both the twenty-second and the twenty-fourth president of the United States, dominated the American political scene from 1884 to 1896. Viewed at one time as a monument of presidential courage, Cleveland has over the past generation been dismissed by historians as a “Bourbon Democrat,” the symbol of that wing of the Democratic party devoted to preserving the status quo and protecting the interests of the propertied. In this revisionist study, Richard Welch takes a fresh look at the Cleveland administrations and discovers a man whose assertive temperament was frequently at odds with his inherited political faith.

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#8-18
(Appear on 1 List)



A Secret Life: The Lies and Scandals of President Grover Cleveland by Charles Lachman

A Secret Life- The Lies and Scandals of President Grover Cleveland by Charles Lachman
Lists It Appears On:

    • Presidents USA

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Grover Cleveland by Rexford G. Tugwell

Grover Cleveland Tugwell, Rexford G
Lists It Appears On:

    • Library of Congress

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Grover Cleveland by William Osborn Stoddard

Grover Cleveland by William Osborn Stoddard
Lists It Appears On:

    • Presidents USA

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Grover Cleveland, 1837-1908: Chronology, Documents, Bibliographical Aids by Robert I. Vexler

Grover Cleveland, 1837-1908- Chronology, Documents, Bibliographical Aids by Robert I. Vexler
Lists It Appears On:

    • Library of Congress

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Grover Cleveland: A Bibliography by John F. Marszalek

Grover Cleveland- A Bibliography by John F. Marszalek
Lists It Appears On:

    • Presidents USA

Part of a series providing bibliographies of the presidents of the USA, this volume is about the 22nd president, Grover Cleveland. Each bibliography includes manuscript and archival resources, a chronology, monographs, articles and interviews, government documents, newspapers coverage, dissertations, iconographic resources, an introductory essay on the personage and oral histories.

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Legacy of Honor by Naomi Getsoyan Topalian

Legacy of Honor Naomi Getsoyan Topalian
Lists It Appears On:

    • Presidents USA

Historical biography of President Grover Cleveland and his son Francis. Much of of the exclusive information in this book is derived from many personel inteviews with Francis Cleveland at his home in Tamworth, New Hampshire in the summers 1994 and 1995.

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The Forgotten Conservative: Rediscovering Grover Cleveland by John M. Pafford

The Forgotten Conservative- Rediscovering Grover Cleveland by John M. Pafford
Lists It Appears On:

    • Presidents USA

Grover Cleveland is truly the forgotten conservative: a man of dignity, integrity, and courage often overlooked by the history books. Historian and author John Pafford reveals a president who deserves more attention. Cleveland might not have presided over deeply troubled times, but he set a standard for principled leadership in office that is especially relevant today.

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The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic by Ryan S. Walters

The Last Jeffersonian- Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic by Ryan S. Walters
Lists It Appears On:

    • Presidents USA

America is in danger of losing the constitutional republic created by the Founding Fathers. Since the beginning of the progressive era, the federal government has steadily encroached on the rights of the states and the people. Yet today, we are inundated with politicians of both parties who seek new ideas and innovative ways to make government work, rather than solutions for preserving our political heritage. To restore our republic, we need to look to the past, to the political fathers of old who made the nation the best and brightest on earth. Grover Cleveland was the last of those fathers. As a mayor, governor, and president, Cleveland dealt with many of the same troubles we face today-the public character and behavior of our candidates, the role of government in the everyday lives of the people, the burden of taxation, the distribution of wealth, government involvement in an economic depression, monetary policy, and complex foreign affairs. By studying Cleveland’s policies and ideals, we can relearn those forgotten lessons of ancient times and restore the American republic.

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The President Is a Sick Man by Matthew Algeo

The President Is a Sick Man- Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth by Matthew Algeo
Lists It Appears On:

    • Presidents USA

An extraordinary yet almost unknown chapter in American history is revealed in this extensively researched exposé. On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland boarded a friend’s yacht and was not heard from for five days. During that time, a team of doctors removed a cancerous tumor from the president’s palate along with much of his upper jaw. When an enterprising reporter named E. J. Edwards exposed the secret operation, Cleveland denied it and Edwards was consequently dismissed as a disgrace to journalism. Twenty-four years later, one of the president’s doctors finally revealed the incredible truth, but many Americans simply would not believe it. After all, Grover Cleveland’s political career was built upon honesty—his most memorable quote was “Tell the truth”—so it was nearly impossible to believe he was involved in such a brazen cover-up. This is the first full account of the disappearance of Grover Cleveland during that summer more than a century ago.

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To the End of a Career (Grover Cleveland A Study in Courage, Vol. 2) by Allan Nevins

To the End of a Career (Grover Cleveland- A Study in Courage #2) by Allan Nevins
Lists It Appears On:

    • Mandi Lindner

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To the Loss of the Presidency (Grover Cleveland a Study in Courage, Vol. 1) by Allan Nevins

To the Loss of the Presidency (Grover Cleveland- A Study in Courage #1) by Allan Nevins
Lists It Appears On:

    • Mandi Lindner

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The Best Grover Cleveland 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
Presidential History Presidential Resources
Presidential History (Again) Pulitzer Prize Winning Books About Presidents
Presidents USA FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT GROVER CLEVELAND
The Tailored Man The 44 Best Presidential Biographies
The Washington Post The Fix’s list of best presidential biographies

 

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