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ere he rose to become a colonel, to his running for the presidency in 1888, where he won and served for one term, becoming the one and only president in the history of the United States of America to be preceded and succeeded by the same person, Grover Cleveland (Calhoun 17).
In a sharp contrast to other biographies and standard histories that portray the presidency of Benjamin Harrison as having been inactive and full of corruption, the author of Benjamin Harrison dismisses away the stereotypes of the late 19th century and early 20th century to reveal and highlight the accomplishments of the twenty- third president of the United States. The author of the book compellingly and convincingly discusses the legacy of Benjamin Harrison, including the social set-up of the era.
Author Calhoun is of the opinion that politics was in the blood of Benjamin Harrison, as his great grandfather served as the Virginia governor and participated in the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Additionally, William Henry Harrison, who happened to be his grandfather, was a famous war general who later became the ninth president of the United States. Unfortunately, William tragically died just one month after stepping into power. The farm belonging to William Henry located near Cincinnati was passed to his son who was less ambitious politically. The son brought up and educated a big family that included Benjamin. Since he was a deeply religious person, Benjamin at one time seriously considered joining the clergy, bur eventually decided to become a lawyer (Calhoun 38).
In 1854, after passing the bar, Harrison moved to Indianapolis where he became a member of the local church and then joined the newly formed Republican Party. By the time the Civil war began in 1861, his practice in law was prospering therefore giving him no reason to be in a hurry to answer the call the call by then president Abraham Lincoln for volunteers. The following year he joined the military service where he
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The differences of historical with chronological facts exist no matter how much in-depth research is associated behind the conceiving of the book. And when a book on a great statesman is written, it brings lot of assumptions, expectations and apprehensions along with it.
The author sheds light on Abraham Lincoln (1809) stating that he was one of the greatest figures in American History, who was not only ambitious but persevered through all the troubles and turmoil of the wars but yet, emerged a winner as the President of America.
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