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    • William McKinley

    • By: Thomas C. Sutton
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    President William McKinley initially tried at all costs to avoid war with Spain over a rebellion in Cuba. Refusal by Spain of his offer to arbitrate an end to the conflict triggered US military action, which resulted in a swift American victory.

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    • James A. Garfield

    • By: Thomas C. Sutton
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    James Garfield, a powerful figure in the Reconstruction-era Congress, took office in 1881 with a goal of uniting the Republican Party, which was split between the Stalwarts (who strongly favored political patronage) and the so-called Half-Breeds (who believed patronage bred corruption).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Amazon Customer on 05-23-18

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    • Chester A. Arthur

    • By: Thomas C. Sutton
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Chester A. Arthur, who had profited from a plum patronage position dur­ing the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, found himself thrust into a dif­ficult role when his predecessor, James Garfield, died of a gunshot wound. With Garfield’s death, the controversy over political patronage bubbled to a head.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short yet enjoyable.

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $1.95