Review of “Benjamin Harrison: Hoosier President” by Harry J. Sievers

My Journey Through the Best Presidential Biographies

Benjamin Harrison: Hoosier President” is the final 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 final volume in the series covers the last dozen years of Harrison’s life beginning with his one-term presidency. It also encompasses the death of his first wife, his unsuccessful bid for re-election, his second marriage (to the daughter of his deceased wife’s sister, no less), his return to the practice of law and his death.

Like the two earlier volumes in this series, the final volume is descriptive, easy to…

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