“Benjamin Harrison: Hoosier Statesman” is the second book in a three-volume series by Harry J. Sievers. Published between 1952 and 1968, this series provided the first major biographical review of Harrison and remains the most comprehensive and detailed analysis of his life ever published.
In addition to being Harrison’s primary biographer, Sievers was a Jesuit priest and most recently served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University. He died in 1977.
This second volume in the series covers just over two decades of Harrison’s life – from the end of his military service in 1865 to his departure for Washington as president-elect in early 1889. This period includes much of his career as a lawyer, his unsuccessful campaign for governor of Indiana and his six-year term as Senator.
With just over 400 pages of text “Hoosier Statesman” is the longest volume in…
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