Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce

Book - 2010
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Creates a solid portrait of both man and President. Pierce, a New Englander known for his charm and good looks, traditionally ranks as one of our nation's worst leaders. Holt does not dispel or challenge any previous assessments but rather tries to explain the pre-Civil War President's actions. Holt's thesis is that Pierce's obsession with the Democratic Party and priority of party over country in the tumultuous 1850s in fact damaged his party and pushed the country more quickly toward war.
Publisher: New York : Times Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2010
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805087192
0805087192
Branch Call Number: 921 Pierc
Characteristics: xviii, 154 pages ; 22 cm

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beetle101
Nov 01, 2013

Considered one this country's worst Presidents, there is more to his story than just his four years in the White House. A gifted man, who despite tragic events in his personal life, still proceeded to do what he thought best for the Union, however short-sighted they might have been.

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