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Rampant A wild eyed foreign anarchist with an unpronounceable name had killed the commander in chief Eric Rauchway's brilliant Murdering McKinley restages Leon Czo Whew Excellent account of McKinley s assassination and the incredible impact it had on American history since it placed TR in the White House Amazing story

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Murdering McKinley The Making of Theodore Roosevelt's America

When President William McKinley was murdered at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo New York on September 6 1901 Americans were bereaved and frightened Rumor ran A wonderful succinct history of Progressive Era focusing on how the assassination of McKinley shaped Progressivism Rauchway treats TR kindly than I ve seen him treated in the last few years I have a love hate relationship with TR and tend to agree with the author on TR s domestic policies Now if heh adn t insisted on that Big Stick and let the Philippines alone Outside of Jefferson I think TR was our most brilliant president And like Jefferson he was batshit crazy too I knew some f the history of Leon Czolgosz but was unaware of the Briggs study that Rauchway draws on extensively Of real interest to me is Rauchway s analysis of TR and Leon This is a great addition to Progressive Era anarchist and crime studies And of course a study in the shaping of political power

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Lgosz's hastily conducted trial and then traverses America with Dr Vernon Briggs a Boston alienist who sets out to discover why Czolgosz rose up to kill his preside Educational look at the murder of president McKinley It discusses the political beliefs of the time the killer Theodore Roosevelt and a few other people Their experiences are loosely tied together to provide an interesting look at the time period of 1898 to 1912 Progressive movement based on new psychological research showing environments mold people activists thought if they could change others environment and living conditions they would become better people Informative but a little unorganized


10 thoughts on “Murdering McKinley The Making of Theodore Roosevelt's America

  1. says:

    A wonderful succinct history of Progressive Era focusing on how the assassination of McKinley shaped Progressivism Rauchway treats TR kindly than I've seen him treated in the last few years I have a love hate relationship with TR and tend to agree with the author on TR's domestic policies Now if heh adn't insisted on that Big Stick and let th

  2. says:

    This one is a muddle Overlooking the evident sympathy of the author for a cold blooded killer we have a narrative that rambles on three fronts The book does not compelling explain the rise of Progressivism the presidency of Roosevelt the med

  3. says:

    The central theme of this book is the assassination William McKinley The author details the events around the shootingthe capture of the assassin and subseuent trial and execution The author gives a biography of Czolgosz which is taken mostly from the research done by an alienist named Briggs who was trying to diagnose whether Czo

  4. says:

    This book is about an Era rather than the crime Rauchway does talk about the trial and what a sham it was He discusses the legal definition of insanity and how it effected the trial But he focuses on the forces that were conferging in that period Roosevelt's drive for social reform and McKinley's support of big business There are certain parts of it that are very relivant for today's relationship between big business a

  5. says:

    Whew Excellent account of McKinley's assassination and the incredible impact it had on American history since it placed TR in the Whit

  6. says:

    According to this author there is a connection between the assassination of President McKinley and the growth of the Progressive movement in politics His arguments are pretty good but I'm not convinced that Progressivism needed the killing to get goingunless you credit Theodore Roosevelt's powerful personality with this m

  7. says:

    Educational look at the murder of president McKinley It discusses the political beliefs of the time the killer Theodore Roosevelt and a few other people Their experiences are loosely tied together to provide an interesting look at the time period of 1898 to 1912 Progressive movement based on new psychological research showing environments mold people – activists thought if they could change others’ environment and living conditions t

  8. says:

    Have you ever read a 700 page book and thought “Wow That went fast” Yea this is the opposite of that This book is thin gruel that hangs a paper thin theory around a murder It goes off in multiple directions and never really comes together

  9. says:

    A very interesting concept that failed to deliver Not a good book

  10. says:

    This is a really excellent book Taking a little remembered assassination of a forgotten president Rauchway reveals a complex moment that transformed America

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