Friday, February 25, 2005

New Book of Knowledge: Zachary Taylor

New Book of Knowledge: Zachary Taylor. An encyclopedic biography written for 3rd-8th grade students. Includes fact file and inaugural address.

From the site:

Before he became President of the United States in 1849, Zachary Taylor served his country for nearly 40 years as an army officer. He fought with courage and honor in the War of 1812, The Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War, and the Mexican War. At the close of the Mexican War he was the second highest officer in the United States Army. His term as president was cut short by death before much had been accomplished, but not before Taylor had made clear his devotion to the preservation of the Union, his absolute integrity, his unyielding firmness, and his modesty.

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