Goodbye, Old Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison and His One Month Presidency

Goodbye, Old Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison and His One Month Presidency

by Keith Norris
     
 

For 32 days in 1841, William Henry Harrison was the President of the United States of America. His election in 1840 followed one of the rowdiest, most colorful, and most memorable presidential campaigns in history. A month after his inauguration, he was dead. It was the first time in the nation's history that a sitting president died in office, and the voters who… See more details below

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For 32 days in 1841, William Henry Harrison was the President of the United States of America. His election in 1840 followed one of the rowdiest, most colorful, and most memorable presidential campaigns in history. A month after his inauguration, he was dead. It was the first time in the nation's history that a sitting president died in office, and the voters who placed their hopes in "Old Tippecanoe" were devastated. This book examines Harrison' rise from military hero and public servant to the highest office in the land, his often misunderstood illness and death, the nation's response to his death, and his lasting legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449945114
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/26/2010
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
1,000,652
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

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