James A. Garfield

The 20th President’s 200 Days in Office
Narrated by: Desmond Manny
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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The 20th US president, James A. Garfield, served for only 200 days before his untimely death. His widowed mother raised Garfield in poverty on an Ohio farm, and he worked on a canal boat from a young age. He served as a general in the Civil War before serving his country in the House of Representatives. 

A passionate man, Garfield had many priorities when elected president - he wanted to reduce the national debt, build up education, and ensure Civil Rights were granted to all freed slaves. Yet his death came too quickly when a madman with a personal vengeance shot him, and a fumbling doctor failed to save his life.

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President #20

This edition revolves around the life, career, and untimely death of the 20th US President, James Garfield. One of the more overlooked Presidents, due to relative peaceful time in office, I personally didn't know much about this President. As always, in60Learning condenses a biography into roughly an hour in length, which gives allots roughly 20 minutes to the 3 main timeframes - before Presidency, during his term, and legacy. Manny does well narrating. **I was provided with a promotional copy, and have voluntarily left a fair and honest review**

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Packed with info and straight to the point

I bought this book because of interest in Garfield's rise in education but ended up learning so much more. I will look for more of these books in the future. High quality and succinct.