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James Garfield

Head of State (19-Nov-1831 — 19-Sep-1881)


Kenneth D. Ackerman. Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield. Carroll & Graf. 2003. 551pp.

J. M. Bundy. The Life of General James A. Garfield. New York: A. S. Barnes and Company. 1880. 239pp.

Justus D. Doenecke. The Presidencies of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur. University Press of Kansas. 1981. 229pp.

Ruth Stanley-Brown Feis. Mollie Garfield in the White House. Rand McNally. 1963. 128pp. President's daughter.

David M. Pletcher. The Awkward Years: American Foreign Relations Under Garfield and Arthur. University of Missouri Press. 1962. 381pp.

Theodore Clarke Smith. The Life and Letters of James Abram Garfield. Yale University Press. 1925. (2 vols.) 1277pp.

John M. Taylor. Garfield of Ohio: The Available Man. New York: W. W. Norton. 1970. 336pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Congressional Biography [link]

  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.421)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.567)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.384)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.274)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.263)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.196)

  13. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.239)

  14. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.133)

  15. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.328)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.173)

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