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Synopsis: The first president born after America's independence ushers in a new era of no-holds-barred democracy
The first "professional politician" to become president, the slick and dandyish Martin Van Buren was to all appearances the opposite of his predecessor, the rugged general and Democratic champion Andrew Jackson. Van Buren, a native Dutch speaker, was America's first ethnic president as well as the first New Yorker to hold the office, at a time when Manhattan was bursting with new arrivals. A sharp and adroit political operator, he established himself as a powerhouse in New York, becoming a U.S. senator, secretary of state, and vice president under Jackson, whose election he managed. His ascendancy to the Oval Office was virtually a foregone conclusion.
Once he had the reins of power, however, Van Buren found the road quite a bit rougher. His attempts to find a middle ground on the most pressing issues of his day-such as the growing regional conflict over slavery-eroded his effectiveness. But it was his inability to prevent the great banking panic of 1837, and the ensuing depression, that all but ensured his fall from grace and made him the third president to be denied a second term. His many years of outfoxing his opponents finally caught up with him.
Ted Widmer, a veteran of the Clinton White House, vividly brings to life the chaos and contention that plagued Van Buren's presidency-and ultimately offered an early lesson in the power of democracy.
About the Author:
Ted Widmer is the director of the C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College. He is the author of Young America and the co-author, with Alan Brinkley, of Campaigns. Widmer served as senior adviser to President Clinton and director of speechwriting at the National Security Council. He lives in Maryland.
Title: Martin Van Buren: The American Presidents ...
Publisher: Times Books
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Times Books, 2005. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good Some wear on book from reading. Bookseller Inventory # 2656457042
Book Description Times Books 2005-01-01, 2005. Hardcover. Multiple copies available. Good to VG condition with small mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780805069228B
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Book Description Times Books, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. The American Presidents Series; 8.20 X 5.50 X 0.90 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 320501
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Book Description Times Books/Henry Holt, New York, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. The American Presidents Series: the 8th President, 1837-1841; Remainder; 8.20 X 5.50 X 0.90 inches; 189 pages; Van Buren was America's first ethnic President (he was a native Dutch speaker) , the first New Yorker to hold the office, and the first President born after America's independence. Near Fine. Near Fine dust jacket protected in Mylar. Ships same or next business day. Bookseller Inventory # 71152
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