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William McKinley - The American Presidents Series: The 25th President, 1897-1901

Kevin Phillips

A bestselling historian and political commentator reconsiders McKinley's overshadowed legacy By any serious measurement, bestselling historian Kevin Phillips argues, William McKinley was a major American president. It was during his administration that the United States made its diplomatic and military debut as a world power. McKinley was one of eight presidents who, either in the White House or on the battlefield, stood as principals in successful wars, and he was among the six or seven to take office in what became recognized as a major realignment of the U.S. party system. Phillips argues that McKinley's lackluster ratings have been sustained not by unjust biographers but by years of criticism about his personality, indirect methodologies, middle-class demeanor, and tactical inability to inspire the American public. In this powerful and persuasive biography, Phillips musters convincing evidence that McKinley's desire to heal, renew prosperity, and reunite the country qualify him for promotion into the ranks of the best chief executives.

A bestselling historian and political commentator reconsiders McKinley's overshadowed legacy By any serious measurement, bestselling historian Kevin Phillips argues, William McKinley was a major American president. It was during his administration that the United States made its diplomatic and military debut as a world power. McKinley was one of eight presidents who, either in the White House or on the battlefield, stood as principals in successful wars, and he was among the six or seven to take office in what became recognized as a major realignment of the U.S. party system. Phillips argues that McKinley's lackluster ratings have been sustained not by unjust biographers but by years of criticism about his personality, indirect methodologies, middle-class demeanor, and tactical inability to inspire the American public. In this powerful and persuasive biography, Phillips musters convincing evidence that McKinley's desire to heal, renew prosperity, and reunite the country qualify him for promotion into the ranks of the best chief executives.
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A bestselling historian and political commentator reconsiders McKinley's overshadowed legacy By any serious measurement, bestselling historian Kevin Phillips argues, William McKinley was a major American president. It was during his administration that the United States made its diplomatic and military debut as a world power. McKinley was one of eight presidents who, either in the White House or on the battlefield, stood as principals in successful wars, and he was among the six or seven to take office in what became recognized as a major realignment of the U.S. party system. Phillips argues that McKinley's lackluster ratings have been sustained not by unjust biographers but by years of criticism about his personality, indirect methodologies, middle-class demeanor, and tactical inability to inspire the American public. In this powerful and persuasive biography, Phillips musters convincing evidence that McKinley's desire to heal, renew prosperity, and reunite the country qualify him for promotion into the ranks of the best chief executives.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Rohan

Length:

5h 50m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:55


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:50