The Pan-American Exposition, held in Buffalo, New York in 1901, became the stage for the startling assassination of President William McKinley, by an anarchist. At the time, the United States was undergoing a cultural transition from agrarian to industrial and extending its influence worldwide. One day after President William McKinley addressed the crowd gathered at the Fair, extolling technology and industrial advancement, he was assassinated by a first-generation immigrant, who was a dismayed factory worker and anarchist.
Scott Miller is the author of The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century. As a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and Reuters, Mr. Miller spent nearly two decades in Asia and Europe, reporting from more than twenty five countries. His articles have also appeared in The Washington Post and the Far Eastern Economic Review, among others. He has been a contributor to CNBC and Britain's Sky News.