MCELROY BATTLEFIELD PRESIDENTS
MCELROY BATTLEFIELD PRESIDENTS: ZACHARY TAYLOR & BENJAMIN HARRISON & THIER AMERICA. This book is a remarkable story of two heroes whose careers led them to the White House. Zachary Taylor and Benjamin Harrison were cousins who shared much in common. From their childhood in the Ohio Valley, through schooling and military exploits, both shared similar political views. Taylor and Harrison also experienced triumph and tragedy. The author examines the lives of each man and takes a look at their families and administrations. Though neither man may be considered a great chief executive, both made valuable contributions that have been ignored or forgotten. Additionally, American society, culture, demographics, events, and lifestyles during their presidency are examined.
About the Author
Richard McElroy is a presidential scholar and author of eleven books. After three decades as an educator in public schools, he served as a historian at the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, Ohio. He has been a professor at Mount Union University in Alliance, Ohio.