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William McKinley

Head of State (29-Jan-1843 — 14-Sep-1901)


William Howard Armstrong. Major McKinley: William McKinley and the Civil War. Kent State University Press. 2000. 191pp.

Charles Everett Benedict (editor). William McKinley: Character Sketches of America's Martyred Chieftain: Sermons and Addresses. Blanchard Press. 1901. 207pp.

Paolo E. Coletta (editor). Threshold to American Internationalism: Essays on the Foreign Policies of William McKinley. New York: Exposition Press. 1970. 334pp.

Brian P. Damiani. Advocates of Empire: William McKinley, the Senate and American Expansion, 1898-1899. New York: Garland. 1987. 233pp.

John M. Dobson. Reticent Expansionism: The Foreign Policy of William McKinley. Duquesne University Press. 1988. 216pp.

Marshall Everett. Complete Life of William McKinley and Story of His Assassination: An Authentic and Official Memorial Edition, Containing Every Incident in the Career of the Immortal Statesman, Soldier, Orator and Patriot. Historical Press. 1901. 444pp.

Samuel Fallows. Life of William McKinley, Our Martyred President: With Short Biographies of Lincoln and Garfield, and a Comprehensive Life of President Roosevelt, Containing the Masterpieces of McKinley's Eloquence, and a History of Anarchy, Its Purposes and Results. Regan Printing House. 1901. 441pp.

Paul W. Glad. McKinley, Bryan, and the People. Philadelpha and New York: J. B. Lippincott. 1964. 222pp.

Lewis L. Gould. The Presidency of William McKinley. Regents Press of Kansas. 1980. 294pp.

Lewis L. Gould; Craig H. Roell. William McKinley: A Bibliography. Meckler. 1988. 238pp.

Lewis L. Gould. The Spanish-American War and President McKinley. University Press of Kansas. 1982. 164pp.

Murat Halstead. Life and Distinguished Services of Hon. William McKinley and the Great Issues of 1896: Containing Also a Sketch of the Life of Garret A. Hobart. Edgewood Publishing Co.. 1896. 501pp.

William D. Harpine. From the Front Porch to the Front Page: McKinley and Bryan in the 1896 Presidential Campaign. Texas A&M University Press. 2006. 230pp.

Margaret Leech. In the Days of McKinley. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1959. 686pp.

Alexander Kelly McClure; Charles Morris. The Authentic Life of William McKinley: Our Third Martyr President. W. E. Scull. 1901. 487pp.

Richard L. McElroy. William McKinley and Our America: A Pictorial History. Stark County Historical Society. 1996. 209pp.

H. Wayne Morgan. William McKinley and His America. Kent State University Press. 2003. 488pp.

Charles Sumner Olcott. The Life of William McKinley. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1916. (2 vols.) 400pp. + 418pp.

Kevin P. Phillips. William McKinley. Macmillan. 2003. 188pp.

Robert Percival Porter. Life of William McKinley: Soldier, Lawyer, Statesman. N. G. Hamilton Publishing Co.. 1896. 439pp.

James Ford Rhodes. The McKinley and Roosevelt Administrations, 1897-1909. New York: Macmillan. 1922. 418pp.

Edward T. Roe. The Life Work of William McKinley: The Brilliant Career of a Typical American Citizen, Soldier, Statesman. Laird & Lee. 1901. 319pp.

Karl Rove. The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2015. 496pp.

Jeffrey W. Seibert. I Done My Duty: The Complete Story of the Assassination of President McKinley. Heritage Books. 2002. 430pp.

Harry Joseph Sievers. William McKinley, 1843-1901: Chronology, Documents, Bibliographical Aids. Oceana Publications. 1970. 83pp.

William Carl Spielman. William McKinley, Stalwart Republican: A Biographical Study. Exposition Press. 1954. 215pp.

John W. Tyler. The Life of William McKinley: Soldier, Statesman, and President. Philadelphia and Chicago: P. W. Ziegler & Co.. 1901. 480pp.


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  8. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  9. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.731)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.943)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.675)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.319)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.460)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.630)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.489)

  16. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.458)

  17. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.215)

  18. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.619)

  19. Encyclopedia of Heads of State and Governments 1900 through 1945 (p.459)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.180)

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