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Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes

The American Presidents Series: The 19th President, 1877-1881

The American Presidents

Hans Trefousse; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr, Series Editor; Read by Ira Claffey

Macmillan Audio

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On Sale: 03/01/2003

ISBN: 9781593970055

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The disputed election of 1876 between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden, in which Congress set up a special electoral commission, handing the disputed electoral votes to Hayes, brings recent events to sharp focus.

Historian Hans L. Trefousse explores Haye's new relevance and reconsiders what many have seen as the pitfalls of his presidency. A great intellectual and one of our best-educated presidents, Hayes did much in the way of healing the nation and elevating the presidency.

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Rutherford B. Hayes by Hans L. Trefousse--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Hans L. Trefousse's biography Rutherford B. Hayes, part of The American Presidents Series. Hayes was a leader of the Reconstruction era, whose contested election eerily parallels the election debacle of 2000. The disputed election of 1876 between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden, in which Congress set up a special electoral commission, handing the disputed electoral votes to Hayes, brings recent events into sharp focus.

Praise for Rutherford B. Hayes

“A readable new biography of the 17th president that fills in many of the hidden corners of his life story. . . . The story of the man and the times that led to his impeachment is told with great authority.” —The New York Times on Andrew Johnson

“This is now the definitive work on Stevens.” —Library Journal

Hans Trefousse; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr, Series Editor; Read by Ira Claffey

Hans L. Trefousse, distinguished professor of history emeritus at Brooklyn College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is a specialist in the historyof the Civik War and Reconstruction. He is the author of biograohies of leading figures of the period.

Series editor, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., is the preeminent political historian of our time. For more than half a century, he has been a cornerstone figure in the intellectual life of the nation and a fixture on the political scene. He has won two Pulitzer prizes for The Age of Jackson (1946) and A Thousand Days (1966), and in 1988 received the National Humanities Medal. He published the first volume of his autobiography, A Life in the Twentieth Century, in 2000.


Ira Claffey has narrated or co-narrated numerous audio titles from Macmillan Audio. His work includes Rock Rats,and several tiles in the American Presidents Series: Thomas Jefferson, Rutherford B. Hayes, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Quincy Adams, Grover Cleveland, James Madison, and Theodore Roosevelt. Of Claffey's narration of Theodore Roosevelt, AudioFile magazine has said, "Ira Claffey's passionate but cultivated voice is the perfect medium in which to join two men of refinement."

Hans Trefousse

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