Grover Cleveland

The American Presidents Series

By Henry F. Graff; Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. (Editor); Joyce Appleby
(Times Books, Hardcover, 9780805069235, 192pp.)

Publication Date: August 2002

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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.




About the Author
Henry F. Graff is a professor emeritus of history at Columbia University, where he taught his pioneering seminar on the presidency. The author of "The Tuesday Cabinet" and the reference work "The Presidents", he is a frequent commentator on radio and television. He lives in New York.


Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (October 15, 1917-February 28, 2007) was a renowned American historian, social critic, and the prolific author of numerous books including, most recently, "War and the American Presidency," He twice won both the Pulitzer Prize, for "The Age of Jackson" and "A Thousand Days," and the National Book Award, also for "A Thousand Days" as well as "Robert Kennedy and his Times," In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.

Joyce Appleby is professor emerita, University of California, Los Angeles, and was president of both the Organization of American Historians and the American Historical Association. She is the author of "Thomas Jefferson: The American Presidents Series: The 3rd President, 1801-1809".
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