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Book Review: 'The President and the Assassin' by Scott Miller
Book Review: 'The President and the Assassin' by Scott Miller

The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century Scott Miller Random House: 432 pp., $28 Veteran journalist Scott Miller has done something very interesting in his first book: He has conjoined two kinds of histories to create a portrait of the United States at the turn of the 20th century as a country divided between worldviews so radically dissimilar that they hardly seemed to be describing the same reality. Was America a booming nation whose rapidly growing industries were creating wealth on an unprecedented scale? Or was it a place of misery for working people who labored in horrific conditions that would never voluntarily be improved...

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