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Authors: Richard G. Frederick (University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, PA, USA) 
Book Description:
William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the 27th President of the United States and later the 10th Chief Justice of the United States. He is the only person to have served in both offices. Riding a wave of popular support of President (and fellow Republican) Theodore Roosevelt, Taft won an easy victory in his 1908 bid for the presidency. In his first and only term, President Taft's domestic agenda emphasized trust-busting, civil service reform, strengthening the Interstate Commerce Commission, improving the performance of the postal service, and passage of the Sixteenth Amendment. This book will take you through the voyage of Taft's Presidency and life in view of that prestigious appointment.

Table of Contents:
Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Growing Up Taft, pp. 1-18

Chapter 2 At the Bar and the Bench, pp. 19-36

Chapter 3 Governing the Philippines, pp. 37-57

Chapter 4 Secretary of War, pp. 59-79

Chapter 5 Becoming President, pp. 81-99

Chapter 6 The Presidency, pp. 101-131

Chapter 7 The 1912 Debacle, pp. 133-156

Chapter 8 After the Presidency, pp. 157-179

Bibliography, pp. 181-191

Index

   Series:
      First Men, America’s Presidents Series - Peterson, Barbara Bennett (Oregon State University), Series Editor
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-917-9
   Status: AV
  
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