Why Veterans Run: Military Service in American Presidential Elections, 1789-2016

Why Veterans Run: Military Service in American Presidential Elections, 1789-2016

by Jeremy M. Teigen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439914366
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Edition description: 1
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jeremy M. Teigen is Professor of Political Science at Ramapo College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Veterans Running for President 1

2 Explaining Why Veterans Run 9

3 Early Republic: George Washington through James Monroe 49

4 Antebellum Generals: Andrew Jackson through the Civil War 61

5 Civil War Generals and the Bloody Shirt: George McClellan through William McKinley 98

6 Early Twentieth Century: Theodore Roosevelt through Adlai Stevenson 127

7 The "Greatest Generation": Dwight Eisenhower through Bob Dole 141

8 Mixed Legacy of Vietnam: Bill Clinton through Donald Trump 204

Conclusion: Contemplating a Future with Fewer Veterans in Politics 238

Appendix 249

References 257

Index 277

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