Chester Alan Arthur never dreamed that one day he would be president of the United States. A successful lawyer, Arthur had been forced out as the head of the Custom House of the Port of New York in 1877 in a power struggle between the two wings of the Republican Party. He became such a... read more
1. A Man of Some Importance
2. The Early Life of Chet
3. Onto the National Stage
4. To the White House
5. "Chet Arthur? President of the United States? Good God!"
6. A New House and an Eventful Year
8. Travels, Tariffs, and Travails
9. The Final Days
Epilogue: The Gentleman President
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