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    • Thaddeus Stevens

    • Nineteenth-Century Egalitarian
    • By: Hans L. Trefousse
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    One of the most controversial figures in 19th-century American history, Thaddeus Stevens is best remembered for his role as congressional leader of the radical Republicans and as a chief architect of Reconstruction. Long painted by historians as a vindictive “dictator of Congress”, out to punish the South at the behest of big business and his own ego, Stevens receives a more balanced treatment in Hans L. Trefousse’s biography, which portrays him as an impassioned orator and a leader.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • complex character, good explanation

    • By John on 01-28-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Rutherford B. Hayes

    • By: Hans L. Trefousse
    • Narrated by: Ira Claffey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The similarities between the controversial elections of 1876 and 2000 have brought Rutherford B. Hayes back into public memory. In 1876, Hayes's opponent, Samuel Tilden, won the popular vote and led the Electoral College, but when the returns in some states were disputed, a special electoral commission handed the presidency to Hayes. Historian Hans L. Trefousse recounts the obstacles, triumphs, and real legacy of Hayes' presidency.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No Depth

    • By Edwin on 01-06-04

    Regular price: $14.60