By Scott Miller
A SWEEPING story OF TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY the US AND THE impossible to resist FORCES THAT introduced males jointly ONE FATEFUL DAY
In 1901, as the US tallied its profits from a interval of remarkable imperial growth, an assassin’s bullet shattered the nation’s self assurance. The stunning homicide of President William McKinley threw into stark aid the rising new global order of what may end up often called the yankee Century. The President and the Assassin
is the tale of the momentous years top as much as that occasion, and of the very diverse paths that introduced jointly of the main compelling figures of the period: President William McKinley and Leon Czolgosz, the anarchist who murdered him.
The males looked as if it would stay in eerily parallel Americas. McKinley used to be to his contemporaries an enigma, a president whose conflicted emotions approximately imperialism mirrored the country’s personal. below its renowned Republican commander-in-chief, the U.S. used to be present process an uneasy transition from an easy agrarian society to an business powerhouse spreading its impact out of the country through strength of hands. Czolgosz was once at the wasting finish of the industrial alterations taking place—a first-generation Polish immigrant and manufacturing unit employee sickened by way of a central authority that appeared targeted completely on making the wealthy richer. With a deft narrative hand, journalist Scott Miller chronicles how those males, each one pursuing what he thought of the perfect and honorable course, collided in violence on the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
Along the way in which, readers meet a veritable who’s who of turn-of-the-century the USA: John Hay, McKinley’s visionary secretary of nation, whose diplomatic efforts cleared the path for a part century of Western exploitation of China; Emma Goldman, the unconventional anarchist whose incendiary rhetoric encouraged Czolgosz to dare the unthinkable; and Theodore Roosevelt, the vainglorious vp whose 1898 cost up San Juan Hill in Cuba is yet one of the exciting army adventures stated the following.
Rich with relevance to our personal period, The President and the Assassin
holds a reflect as much as a desirable interval of upheaval whilst the titans of grew fats, speculators sought fortune in a foreign country, and determined souls became to terrorism in a useless try to thwart the juggernaut of change.Praise for The President and the Assassin
“[A] panoramic travel de strength . . . Miller has an exceptional eye, knowledgeable through years of journalism, for telling information and enriching anecdotes.”—The Washington self reliant evaluation of Books
“Even with out the intrinsic draw of the 1901 presidential assassination that shapes its pages, Scott Miller’s The President and the murderer
[is] soaking up examining. . . . What makes the e-book compelling is [that] such a lot of conditions and occasions of the sooner time have parallels in our own.”—The Oregonian
“A terrific paintings of heritage, splendidly written.”—Fareed Zakaria, writer of The Post-American World
“A actual triumph.”—BookPage
“Fast-moving and richly detailed.”—The Buffalo News
“[A] compelling read.”—The Boston Globe One of Newsweek’s 10 Must-Read summer season Books