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Accidental Presidents

Eight Men Who Changed America

Jared Cohen

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. Accidental Presidents looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it. It demonstrates how the character of the man in that powerful seat affects the nation and world.Eight men have succeeded to the presi...
Publish Date
April 8
Goodreads rating
Jan 28, 2020
If you think today’s politics are wild, read #AccidentalPresidents by @jaredcohen to learn more about the 8 times in history a President died in office, and the unbelievable stories of assassinations and conspiracies that helped define American history:      source
Apr 09, 2019
A timely book that is highly relevant to today's politics.      source
Apr 18, 2019
Great! @JaredCohen wrote a great book      source
Apr 09, 2019
A vice president has ascended to the presidency 8 times in US history—“Each had to step out of the shadow of his predecessor and earn the presidency in his own right." Just finished @jaredcohen’s book “Accidental Presidents,” and cannot recommend enough.      source
Jan 28, 2020
I found “Accidental Presidents” by @JaredCohen timely and informative. As I am thinking about the next president and the challenges he or she will face, that book provides me a valuable and entertaining view of past presidents during analogous difficult times.      source