Chester Alan Arthur by Zachary Karabell
SUBJECT: Chester Arthur
Setting: Washington DC USA
CHARACTERS: Chester A Arthur
DATE READ: January 26 - January 28
NO. OF PAGES: 154
Off the Shelf (pre-2013)? Source?: No, public library
THRESHOLD QUALITY: 2.5
There are few books which tell of the life of the 21st President of the United States - possibly because he was controversial at the time, possibly because he wasn't elected but was thrust into the office by an assassin's bullet, possibly because he never wanted to be President.
There are few details other than the historical records because Arthur had his papers destroyed upon his death. But his short administration did have its accomplishments. Civil Service reform was the major achievement.