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by Neil Rolde


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In this 2006 biography of Blaine entitled Continental Liar From the State of Maine, Neil Rolde, another former Maine politician, captures the many contradicting dimensions of the man who was probably the most polarizing political figure of the Gilded Age. Rolde begins with a. .

He was also, in the eyes of his opponents, "The Continental Liar From the State of Maine" or "Slippery Jim"-a sort of amiable "Tricky Dick Nixon," as he's been later called

This was the margin by which he lost New York State-and thus the election-to Grover Cleveland in what has been called the dirtiest campaign in American history. He was also, in the eyes of his opponents, "The Continental Liar From the State of Maine" or "Slippery Jim"-a sort of amiable "Tricky Dick Nixon," as he's been later called. He was hated by certain members of his own party, yet loved by millions of others, including some of his enemies in the Democratic Party.

Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine, The Continental Liar from the State of Maine - Grover Cleveland. Refers to Blaine's involvement in unethical business deals with the railroad industry and his behavior after they were exposed. Ma, Ma, Where's my Pa, Gone to the White House, Ha, Ha, Ha - James Blaine. Refers to the out of wedlock child Cleveland allegedly had fathered. Visit the Presidential Campaign Slogans page for slogans from other years

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He was also, in the eyes of his opponents, "The Continental Liar From the State of Maine" or "Slippery Jim"-a sort of amiable "Tricky Dick Nixon," as he's been later called

This was the margin by which he lost New York State-and thus the election-to Grover Cleveland in what has been called the dirtiest campaign in American history.

It was called "the dirtiest campaign in American history."

In 1884 Republican James G. Blaine came within 1,047 votes of becoming the President of the United States. This was the margin by which he lost New York State--and thus the election--to Grover Cleveland in what has been called the dirtiest campaign in American history. Yet his career--arguably the most sensational of any American politician of the so-called Gilded Age--did not end there. He was twice U.S. secretary of state, credited with having started our country on the path to acting like a world power, a powerful speaker of the house in Congress, and a United States senator from his adopted State of Maine. He was also, in the eyes of his opponents, "The Continental Liar From the State of Maine" or "Slippery Jim"--a sort of amiable "Tricky Dick Nixon," as he's been later called. He was hated by certain members of his own party, yet loved by millions of others, including some of his enemies in the Democratic Party. The press called him The Magnetic Man, due to his charisma. 

This is the fascinating biography of a man who dominated the American political stage, starting just before the Civil War and continuing until the twentieth century.

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Phain
I approached Mr. Rolde's book on fellow Maine politico James G. Blaine, one of the greatest politicians in the United States who never managed to become President, with both excitement and trepidation. There are few works on Blaine, especially in recent decades, but in many ways, Blaine's policies and political stances were instrumental in determining the direction of post-Civil War America. Like Henry Clay, perhaps the premier political figure in the Jacksonian period who also never managed to reach the White House, Blaine was the principal leader of his party, twice the Secretary of State, and Republican nominee for President in 1884 (the only successful nomination he received from his party), and author of his own extensive memoirs, Twenty Years in Congress.

Mr. Rolde was a politician in Maine himself, which adds interesting tidbits of local history to his already-fascinating narrative. While I am familiar with several books related to Blaine (see Rum, Romanism and Rebellion by Mark Wahlgren Summers & James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire by Edward Crapol are both excellent books related to specific portions of Blaine's life), I had little knowledge of his early years in Pennsylvania and Maine, or of incidents in Maine politics such as the Twelve Days Incident, which almost plunged Maine into a state civil war. Several other aspects of Blaine's life, especially his personal relationships with his wife and family, as well as the many scandals that were continually attached to his name, receive through and appropriate attention in Rolde's insightful treatment.

In conclusion, I strongly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Blaine himself or the era in which he lived. 5 stars.
JUST DO IT
After having read two narrower treatments of the professional career of James G. Blaine--"James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire" by Edward P. Crapol, which dealt only with the foreign policy initiatives of Blaine while he was Secretary of State under President Garfield and President Benjamin Harrison and the even narrower "James G. Blaine and Latin America" by David Healey, which dealt with the same time period but dealt only with those foreign policy initiative concerning Latin America, I was drawn toward this full biography of the life of Blaine in order to get an overall view of his entire life. This book by Neil Rolde provided just such an overview into Blaines repeated pursuit of the Republican nomination for President, his acquisition of the nomination in 1884, his resultant electoral loss to Grover Cleveland that same year, as well as his Speakership of the U. S.House of Representatives during the Civil War and early Reconstruction. As a full biography Rolde's book provided a rich background texture by which to study the other narrower biographies.
Rivik
James G. Blaine was one of the leading politicians of his era. He represented his adopted state of Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876 (serving as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 to 1875) and then represented the state in the United States Senate from 1876 to 1881. He served as Secretary of State on two occasions under three separate presidents and in 1884 he was the Republican Party's candidate for President, losing New York State (and thus the presidency) by just over 1000 votes. In this 2006 biography of Blaine entitled Continental Liar From the State of Maine, Neil Rolde, another former Maine politician, captures the many contradicting dimensions of the man who was probably the most polarizing political figure of the Gilded Age.

Rolde begins with an account of Blaine receiving the news of his nomination victory before embarking on a cradle-to-grave examination of Blaine's life. And what a life it was, commencing with his childhood and youth in Pennsylvania, his migration to the Pine Tree State where he became a successful newspaperman, and a prominent force in the emerging Republican Party. He traces Blaine's career as a Congressman, Senator, Secretary of State and Presidential Candidate and as a gifted orator and political leader. His analysis of the 1884 election, which Blaine narrowly lost to Grover Cleveland, provides an intelligent analysis of the events which influenced and swayed the voters.

Rolde ably explores the glaring contradictions in Blaine's life. And there were so many of them. On the one hand, Blaine championed policies benefiting the working man (such as high tariffs) while befriending men of great wealth and captains of industry. He was tolerant of Roman Catholicism (his mother was a devout Catholic) unless it was more politically advantageous not to be, and he was always on the periphery of some financial scandal and quick to offer an innocent explanation. (Even his good friend James Garfield concedes that he never fully trusts Blaine). Even amid numerous accounts of Blaine's idyllic family life as a devoted husband and father, Rolde hints that the flirtatious Blaine may have had extramarital dalliances.

Rolde provides a very entertaining and complete profile of the man who was the most fascinating and complex political figure of his era. He concludes this well-written bio with a well-articulated assessment of Blaine's life and career, and of Blaine's place in history. After a thorough examination of Blaine's life, the author concludes that it is difficult to know what to make of his complex subject. This is a very readable account of an interesting subject living in interesting times, making for an excellent historical biography.
Continental Liar from the State of Maine: James G. Blaine download epub
Historical
Author: Neil Rolde
ISBN: 0884482863
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers; 1 edition (January 30, 2007)
Pages: 384 pages