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Friends in high places History today

Friends in high places History today

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In the past decade, interest in the personal behind the political in relation to America's legislative landscape has increased in the 19th century. This study with two of the country's most active politicians is a very good example of the value of this approach. Much more than a traditional biography, Breast friends spotlights the long and sometimes very close friendship of William Rufus King from Alabama and James Buchanan from Pennsylvania, a friendship that crossed the increasingly inconsistent sections of Antebellum America and lasted until King's death at the relatively young age of 67. Just six weeks before his death in the spring of 1853, King had become Vice President of the United States, the sole holder of this office from Alabama. Buchanan, who became president (...