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Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor

by Steven Otfinoski

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
In the pantheon of presidents, Zachary Taylor remains an anomaly. Taylor was a man who bragged about never having voted in any election. A non-political man, Taylor had never served in any governmental capacity or sought office in any way prior to running for the presidency of his nation. A professional soldier by trade, Taylor served in combat from the War of 1812, through various Indian Wars, and in a chief command role during the Mexican War. As a military leader, Taylor was unsurpassed among American contemporaries. A man of simple tastes, Zachary Taylor dressed in understated clothing and was referred to as "Old Rough and Ready" by his subordinates and the common soldiers. In this way, Taylor stood in sharp contrast to more spit and polish commanders of his era. After he was elected, Taylor served only a relatively few months before he succumbed to illness and died in office. In this illustrated biography Otfinoski traces the life and times of a highly capable yet enigmatic figure in the form of General Zachary Taylor. In telling this man's story, Otfinoski draws on excellent research and personal anecdotes. The end result is an interesting look at a man whose multi-lateral contributions to his nation were both noteworthy and idiosyncratic. Part of the "Presidents and Their Times" series. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

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Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
Presidents and Their Times 5 Series
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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