An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland

An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland

A biography of the only president to be elected to non-consecutive terms reveals a tough, honest, courageous leader who took responsibility for his actions and wasn't afraid to take on corruption where he saw it....

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Title:An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland
Author:H. Paul Jeffers
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Genres:Politics
ISBN:An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland Reviews

  • Karlton
    Oct 01, 2017
    He sure doesn?t come off as one of my favorite presidents. ...
  • Arsenio Santos
    Sep 04, 2019
    The good: you may learn a whole lot about this overlooked President, who (it turns out) governed and served during very consequential times (Wounded Knee, the advent of organized national labor strikes, the World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, the Panic of 1893, the rise of American jin...
  • David Bales
    Aug 31, 2009
    This book in parts was maddeningly sketchy about some aspects of Cleveland's life, but detailed in others, especially his early years, which he spent mostly in Fayetteville, Clinton and Holland Patent, New York. Cleveland was an honest but conservative president in an age of bought and...
  • Rach
    May 24, 2009
    A well-written and well-rounded account of Grover Cleveland's life and politics. I've been curious about Grover Cleveland ever since my childhood obsession with the Disney movie "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band", which centers around Cleveland's second run for office, w...
  • Jennifer
    Dec 07, 2009
    This is a good, well-paced biography of Grover Cleveland, America?s 22nd and 24th president in the years 1885-1889 and 1893-1897. President Cleveland is a refreshing character to read about from the Gilded Age; he was a straight-forward, honest man, who in his own words, ?always tr...
  • Manny
    Mar 02, 2013
    I must say, Grover Cleveland is one of, if not THE most favorite presidents of mine. He was truly "The last Jeffersonian". When one compares Cleveland to Theodore Roosevelt, there are many differences and I have deemed both men incredible. One of them was an incredible man in his perso...
  • Edy Gies
    Apr 26, 2019
    I became thoroughly impressed with Grover Cleveland after my son picked him to do a report on. He got really into Cleveland and loved to share facts and begged me to buy this so we could listen together. Cleveland was a very interesting person to read about. Unfortunately, I can't give...
  • Jeremy Perron
    Mar 21, 2012
    H. Paul Jeffers does not like footnotes, and he shares this opinion with Theodore Roosevelt, because footnotes `ruin the narrative'. Well, I like footnotes, it makes looking up information that much easier, but I am willing to let the author have his preferences, after all, he does hav...
  • Phillip
    May 13, 2014
    A great biography of the 22nd/24th President of the United States. As the first Democrat elected President since the Civil War, I really didn't know too much about him other than he was a big guy, used the veto a lot, was conservative (in the modern political sense), married a 20-somet...
  • Richard Shepard
    Oct 23, 2013
    This is the story of the President who was born in my old home town and the only one who managed to serve non-consecutive terms. I found it interesting to read about a President whom most high school and college textbooks tend to ignore, and about a time when the most important issue f...
  • Brian Schwartz
    Sep 16, 2012
    Jeffers book falls woefully short on providing requisite information to put into context the behavior of Grover Cleveland. While historians know of the events that Jeffers fails to describe, students reading this book will find themselves baffled by the narrative, or they will have to ...
  • EricW
    Dec 03, 2018
    This is an uninteresting, fanboy biography of Grover Cleveland. The title is An Honest President, and chapter titles include Grover the Good and This Man Cleveland. Surely there's more to the man -- a politician from New York -- than his innate goodness? You'll get the basics on Presid...
  • Jim Bowen
    Nov 28, 2015
    I suspect in life there are two types of biography, those that are thorough and exacting, and those that are not. This, I suspect falls more into the second category, if I'm honest. That is not meant to be disrespectful, it's just a statement of fact (to my mind at least). The book ...
  • Dayla
    Oct 02, 2018
    I was quite relieved to learn about the circumstances behind the "unexpected child" in the life of Grover Cleveland. Great biography! ...
  • James
    Dec 24, 2012
    Grover Cleveland is portrayed in this book as an unbendingly honest and upright individual while many of the most significant "compromises" which he made during his two non-consecutive terms in the Presidency as well as his overall inefficiency and inflexibility are overlooked. Jeffers...
  • Chris Weigl
    Sep 26, 2018
    If anything, this book proves that the only thing interesting about Cleveland was that he was the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ...
  • Raughley Nuzzi
    Aug 11, 2019
    This biography was fine. I certainly came away from it with the sense that President Cleveland was a man of integrity. He seems to have stuck behind his legalistic beliefs throughout his career. He fought corruption, his idea of anarchy (which included labor unions, I suppose), and mos...
  • Steve
    May 07, 2013
    http://bestpresidentialbios.com/2014/... ?An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland? was written by H. Paul Jeffers and published in 2000. Jeffers was an editor and producer at ABC, CBS and NBC and was the news director at two radio stations. He was also...
  • Joanne J
    Oct 26, 2017
    I knew pretty much nothing about Cleveland before I read this book. I think that Jeffers had a point-of-view about Cleveland that he set out to support in this biography, that Cleveland was one of our most honest presidents, and that's what he mostly focused on. I'm sure Cleveland was ...
  • Scott
    Jul 12, 2017
    An excellent treatment of his life. He was indeed a principled man. So much so he lost re-election to a second consecutive term. He was re-elected four years later; and thus, both the 22nd and 24th president. ...
  • Darcie Saunier
    Feb 05, 2018
    Zzzzzzzzz. Very dull. Not sure if that was due to the subject matter or the writing.... ...
  • David Britten
    Jul 10, 2018
    It?s difficult to assess Cleveland?s presidency as the second term was muddied by the serious depression out of the Panic of 1893. However, his honesty was simply refreshing. ...
  • Frank Theising
    Dec 27, 2018
    An adequate if less than thrilling bio of the only President to ever serve two non-consecutive terms as President. This period after the Civil War but before the Progressive Era just lacks so much of the drama that makes other presidential biographies so compelling. Despite two terms i...
  • Gabriel Riekhof
    May 29, 2017
    In January of 1881, Stephen Grover Cleveland barely had more political experience than you or I - He had lost an election to be District Attorney and won one to be sheriff in Erie County, New York ? and that was the extent of it. In one of the quickest rises in American political his...
  • Roger
    Apr 23, 2018
    Grover Cleveland was a surprise as an honest and straightforward President that is barely known to history. Even when he made mistakes, he admitted them and moved on. And he was a Democrat. ...
  • Stephanie
    Dec 22, 2018
    Too many errors for me to really enjoy this book. I realize the author may not have had access to Google when he wrote it, but he could have Asked Jeeves. ...
  • Jorge
    Aug 12, 2018
    Good overview of a forgotten President. Book lacked in depth coverage of events and glossed over periods of time. Unfortunately, there are not a lot audiobooks to choose from about Grover Cleveland, but it did fulfill my needs. ...
  • Leah
    Jul 20, 2019
    As far as a presidential bio is concerned, it was pretty good. I liked how the pictures were spread throughout the book and the writing was interesting enough. ...
  • Duane Maddy
    Sep 13, 2018
    This is about as in depth as I would want to pursue the life and career of Grover Cleveland. Portions of his life are quite humdrum, while others range from confusing to controversial. I think the parts I enjoyed the most were the battles with the press, who hated Cleveland and were co...
  • Nathan
    Oct 12, 2018
    A few random notes and quotes from the biography of the 22nd & 24th POTUS (D): - "When a man in office lays out a dollar in extravagance, he acts immorally to the people." - Cleveland vetoed a measure that would've given the Comm'r of Agriculture to appropriate $10k to TX farmers...