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Andrew Johnson

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A biography discussing the personal life, education, and political career of the seventeenth President of the United States, Andrew Johnson.

A biography of the seventeenth president of the United States, from his humble beginnings as a tailor in North Carolina through his controversial term as the first post-Civil War president and beyond.

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Overview

A biography discussing the personal life, education, and political career of the seventeenth President of the United States, Andrew Johnson.

A biography of the seventeenth president of the United States, from his humble beginnings as a tailor in North Carolina through his controversial term as the first post-Civil War president and beyond.

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This traditional biography in the "Profiles of the Presidents" series presents the public highlights of the life of the seventeenth president of the United States, from his days as a tailor in Tennessee to his turbulent times as president after the Civil War. The self-educated Andrew Johnson was vice president under Abraham Lincoln and was sworn in as president after Lincoln was assassinated. Johnson is notable as the first president to be impeached. The author does not gloss over the less attractive aspects of Johnson's life, such as his racism or the fact that he once owned slaves, but the text falters when trying to describe the complicated factors of the Civil War and Reconstruction. A staid layout and illustrations do little to inspire younger readers to spend time with biographies. Includes an index, a timeline of Johnson's life, a timeline of world events during his life, and a listing of U.S. presidents. 2003, Compass Point Books, Ages 8 to 11.
— Linda Johns
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756502645
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: Amphibians Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.
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