The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century by Scott Miller
Good book to cover both McKinley's life, administration, Spanish/American war and the assassination and aftermath.
I found it remarkable that McKinley was originally uninterested in anything related in any additional land acquisitions until he was forced into war with the Spanish and then he became very greedy trying to annex the Phillipines, Cuba, and other Pacific islands. This book also brought to my attention anarchists that were working during McKinley's administration - I never knew.
SUBJECT: Assassination, anarchists, war
Setting: Washington,DC; Buffalo, NY
CHARACTERS: William McKinley, Leon Czolgosz, Emma Goldman, Theodore Roosevelt
DATE READ: September 1 - September 28
NO. OF PAGES: 422
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI, USPC
SOURCE: Public Library