Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland

A fresh look at the only president to serve nonconsecutive terms.

Though often overlooked, Grover Cleveland was a significant figure in American presidential history. Having run for President three times and gaining the popular vote majority each time -- despite losing the electoral college in 1892 -- Cleveland was unique in the line of nineteenth-century Chief Executives.

In this book, presidential historian Henry F. Graff revives Cleveland's fame, explaining how he fought to restore stature to the office in the wake of several weak administrations. Within these pages are the elements of a rags-to-riches story as well as an account of the political world that created American leaders before the advent of modern media.

Title:Grover Cleveland
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780805069235
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    Grover Cleveland Reviews

  • Bill Kerwin

    Okay, I have to admit it. If I hadn’t promised myself I’d read every volume of Times Books’ “The American President’s Series,” I would never have read this biography of Grover Cleveland. I...

  • robin friedman

    Integrity and Stolidity In An American PresidentThis short book is part of "The American Presidents" series edited by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. The series devotes a short volume to the life and accompli...

  • Joe

    Book Thirty-Four of my Presidential Challenge.Thank goodness for Grover Cleveland. His two nonconsecutive Presidential terms is the reason this challenge is only 43 books long and not 44. Odds are if ...

  • Doreen Petersen

    Outstanding biography! Grover Cleveland was a unique and complex man. This book is well worth reading!...

  • Frank Stein

    This is a brief and efficient biography of one of America's forgotten Presidents. Yet, as Henry Graff shows, for many years the laconic Grover Cleveland was at the center of American political life. H...

  • Ben Truong

    Grover Cleveland is the twenty-second book in The American Presidents series – a biographical series chronicling the Presidents of the United States. Henry F. Graff wrote this particular installment...

  • Starbubbles

    This was short, concise, and shed a lot of light on a president I only knew the name of. Things I learned:*he is the only president to serve 2 nonconsecutive terms.*he was a self-taught lawyer and was...

  • Steven Freeman

    Good, approachable biography of our 22nd and 24th President. From the epilogue: “Cleveland lives in the national memory today almost exclusively as the president who had two nonconsecutive terms of ...

  • Paul

    To his credit, Mr. Graff makes no attempt to glamorize the quotidian issues of post-Civil War politics or the dullards who navigated them. To his debit, Mr. Graff makes no attempt to glamorize the quo...

  • Alissa

    Cleveland is an interesting character who served non consecutive terms....