The Great Presidential Puzzle


The Great Presidential Puzzle

I’m currently reading a book about the election of James Garfield, and one of the most intense Republican National Conventions in history. Naturally I had to find a political cartoon to go with it. The distressed man is Roscoe Conkling, and Garfield isn’t even in the picture (which makes sense, with the whole “Dark Horse” thing).

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.



2 thoughts on “The Great Presidential Puzzle

  1. The “Boss” Puzzle, ha! I bet I’d like this book. I read the fantastic Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power earlier this year. If you haven’t read that you might want to check it out 🙂

    • That’s on my list! I’d like to read one book about each president, and I’ve heard so many good things about Art of Power.

      The book I’m reading is “Dark Horse” by Kenneth Ackerman, if you’re interested! It’s pretty decent so far, a fair amount of political intrigue although knowing the ending of Garfield’s presidency spoils it somewhat.

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