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A. J. Langguth

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A. J. Langguth

A.J Langguth is the author of eight books of nonfiction and three novels. AFTER LINCOLN marks his fourth book in a series that began in 1988 with PATRIOTS: The Men Who Started the American Revolution. He was Saigon bureau chief for the New York Times and covered the Civil Rights Movement. He taught at the University of Southern California for 27 years and retired in 2003 as emeritus professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He lives in Los Angeles.

A. J. Langguth

Books by A. J. Langguth

by A. J. Langguth - American, History, Military, Nonfiction, Politics

With Lincoln’s assassination, his “team of rivals” was left adrift. President Andrew Johnson, a former slave owner, was challenged by Northern Congressmen and saved from removal by only one vote in his impeachment trial. When Ulysses Grant won the presidency, his attempts at reconciliation were undercut by greed and corruption. Reconstruction unofficially died in 1887, and in 1964 President Lyndon Johnson signed a bill with protections first proposed in 1872.