The McKinley and Roosevelt Administrations, 1897-1909

The McKinley and Roosevelt Administrations, 1897-1909

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The McKinley and Roosevelt Administrations, 1897-1909

The McKinley and Roosevelt Administrations, 1897-1909

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This volume naturally begins with the political campaign of 1896 during which three men absorbed public attention -- McKinley, Bryan and Marcus Alonzo Hanna, or, as he was familiarly called and will be known in this book, Mark Hanna. Of McKinley and Bryan, up to 1896, the student of affairs will have had some idea, but Mark Hanna deserves an introductory notice before the last eight years of his crowded life are related. Called an enigma in New York City, he was no enigma whatever to his intimates, except that they failed to gauge his towering ability. They knew him for a shrewd moneygetter, able and diligent in business, but they could not believe that he would reach a high position in public affairs -- that during one administration he would be known as the "king maker" and during another the champion of the financial magnates against Theodore Roosevelt -- that he would at least divide with Roose velt . . .

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