The President and the Assassin

By Scott Miller


McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century


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In 1901, as America tallied its gains from a period of unprecedented imperial expansion, an assassin’s bullet shattered the nation’s confidence. The shocking murder of President William McKinley threw into stark relief the emerging new world order of what would come to be known as the American Century. The President and the Assassin is the story of the momentous years leading up to that event, and of the very different paths that brought together two of the most compelling figures of the era: President William McKinley and Leon Czolgosz, the anarchist who murdered him.

About the Author
As a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and Reuters news agency, Scott Miller spent nearly two decades in Asia and Europe, reporting from more than twenty-five countries. His articles—covering fields as varied as the Japanese economic collapse, the birth of a single European currency, French culinary traditions, and competitive speed knitting—have also appeared in The Washington Post and the Far Eastern Economic Review, among others.

Product Description
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks; Illustrated edition (June 18, 2013)
Paperback : 448 pages
ISBN-10 : 0812979281
ISBN-13 : 978-0812979282
Item Weight : 15.4 ounces
Dimensions : 5.5 x 1 x 8.25 inches

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Weight 15.4 oz
Dimensions 5.5 × 1 × 8.25 in