The Kent State University Press
The definitive biography of America’s 20th president, James A. Garfield. Exhaustively researched and skillfully written.
Winner of the Ohio Academy of History Award, the Ohioana Book Award in History, and a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of the Year.
“Garfield’s military career, the congressional years, the Presidency, receive thorough attention and evaluation, and one of the delights of this massive biography is that Peskin writes so well … This is a brilliant and skillful portrait of a man of many parts, of the political and social landscape of his time.”—Publishers Weekly
The late Allan Peskin was professor of history at Cleveland State University. His books include Volunteers, the edited diaries of two soldiers in the Mexican War, and North Into Freedom, the edited autobiography of John Malvin, an Ohio free Black.