Fraud Of The Century

Fraud Of The Century

Book - 2003
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Reveals that the bitter contest between Ohio Republican governor Rutherford B. Hayes and New York Democratic governor Samuel Tilden was not only the most sensational presidential election in American history, but also in some ways the last battle of the Civil War, as the two parties fought to preserve or overturn what had been decided by armies 11 years earlier.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2003
ISBN: 9780743223867
0743223861
Characteristics: 310 pages

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jquick99
Mar 18, 2018

I can’t recommend this book.

I wanted to learn more about this election, but this isn’t the book.

The author is NOT objective and seems to still be (quoting a reviewer) in “obvious emotional distress over the 2000 election”.

The writing style is dry and textbook-y.

I really struggled to finish this book, and finally had to skip ahead to the end and forego the many proposed solutions to find out how the election was decided. I laughed when I just wrote “finally”, cuz the book is about 260 pages, easily 1/2 to 3/4 is background info. So, the back and forth between to 2 parties isn’t that many pages...it just seemed like it.

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RoyalSemaphore
Feb 16, 2018

Corruption and deception are nothing new to American politics. This book is a truly mind-boggling example of truth-twisting! Not only did they have to alter the vote, they had to conflate the Electoral College vote in order to give Hayes the victory that clearly was not his.

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