Murdering Mckinley The Making of Theodore Roosevelt's America (Paperback)
|Author: Eric Rauchway|
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|When President William McKinley was murdered at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901, Americans were bereaved and frightened. Rumor ran rampant: A wild-eyed foreign anarchist with an unpronounceable name had killed the commander-in-chief. Eric Rauchway''s brilliant "Murdering McKinley" restages Leon Czolgosz''s hastily conducted trial and then traverses America with Dr. Vernon Briggs, a Boston alienist who sets out to discover why Czolgosz rose up to kill his president.|
From the Publisher:
The author unravels the mysteries surrounding the death of President McKinley, focusing on the assassin who felled the president and the bold reform-minded vice president who took power in the aftermath of the crime. Reprint.