Andrew Johnson: A Biography

Andrew Johnson: A Biography

by Hans L. Trefousse


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A definitive life of the flawed man who succeeded to the American presidency after Lincoln's assassination.

Politically shrewd but fatally unable to adapt to new political realities, Andrew Johnson presided, disastrously, over the tumultuous first years of Reconstruction. In this provocative account, Hans Trefousse gives us "a brilliant, compassionate portrait of a dynamic era of social change and national healing, and of the tragic failure of an American leader" (Library Journal).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393317428
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/17/1997
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 354,434
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Hans L. Trefousse is professor of history at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His other books include The Radical Republicans, a pathbreaking history of Reconstruction.

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