An exquisitely written, comprehensive biography of Chester A. Arthur, our virtually forgotten 21st president, who unexpectedly occupied the nation's highest office and surprised everyone with his moral character and reformist policies.
Scott S. Greenberger is the co-author, with former Senator Tom Daschle, of Critical: What We Can Do about the Health Care Crisis, a New York Times bestseller published in 2008. Greenberger is currently the editor of Stateline, a news website (funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts) that covers state politics and policy for dozens of US newspapers, including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and USA Today. He was a newspaper reporter for twelve years, first at the Austin American-Statesman and then at the Boston Globe, and has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, GQ, Glamour, Washington Monthly, Moment magazine, and Washington City Paper. He lives in Maryland.