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The Resource Chester Alan Arthur, Zachary Karabell

Chester Alan Arthur, Zachary Karabell

Label
Chester Alan Arthur
Title
Chester Alan Arthur
Statement of responsibility
Zachary Karabell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chester Alan Arthur never dreamed that one day he would be president of the United States. A successful lawyer, Arthur had been forced out as the head of the Custom House of the Port of New York in 1877 in a power struggle between the two wings of the Republican Party. He became such a celebrity that he was nominated for vice president in 1880 -- despite his never having run for office before. Elected alongside James A. Garfield, Arthur found his life transformed just four months into his term, when an assassin shot and killed Garfield, catapulting Arthur into the presidency. The assassin was a deranged man who thought he deserved a federal job through the increasingly corrupt "spoils system." To the surprise of many, Arthur, a longtime beneficiary of that system, saw that the time had come for reform. His opportunity came in the winter of 1882-83, when he pushed through the Pendleton Act, which created a professional civil service and set America on a course toward greater reforms in the decades to come
Member of
Summary
Describes the life and times of unlikely chief executive Chester Alan Arthur, who was propelled into the presidency after James Garfield's assassination, and his efforts to make sweeping reforms in America's political system
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
266959
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.84/092
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 14-18
LC call number
E692
LC item number
.K37 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The American presidents series
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Chester Alan Arthur, Zachary Karabell
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-151) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A man of some importance -- The early life of Chet -- Onto the national stage -- To the White House -- "Chet Arthur? President of the United States? Good God!" -- A new house and an eventful year -- Reform -- Travels, tariffs, and travails -- The final days -- Epilogue: The gentleman President
Control code
2382116
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 170 pages
Isbn
9780805069518
Lccn
2004041182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54373172
  • (OCoLC)54373172
Label
Chester Alan Arthur, Zachary Karabell
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-151) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A man of some importance -- The early life of Chet -- Onto the national stage -- To the White House -- "Chet Arthur? President of the United States? Good God!" -- A new house and an eventful year -- Reform -- Travels, tariffs, and travails -- The final days -- Epilogue: The gentleman President
Control code
2382116
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 170 pages
Isbn
9780805069518
Lccn
2004041182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54373172
  • (OCoLC)54373172

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