Fraud of the Century

Fraud of the Century

Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876

Book - 2003
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Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2003
ISBN: 9780743223867
0743223861
Branch Call Number: 324.973 Morr
Characteristics: 311 p., [16] p. of plates : ill

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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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