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Franklin Pierce

Author: Michael F Holt
Publisher: New York : Times Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2010.
Series: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm)), 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Franklin Pierce; Franklin Pierce; Franklin Pierce
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Holt
ISBN: 9780805087192 0805087192
OCLC Number: 435711537
Description: xviii, 154 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: A precocious start --
War, sectional crisis, and election --
No "timid forebodings of evil from expansion" --
Patronage, policy, and political realignment --
Defeat --
Retirement.
Series Title: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm)), 14.
Responsibility: Michael F. Holt.
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Holt, a leading historian of 19th-century partisan politics, paints a portrait of the genial but troubled New Englander whose single-minded partisan loyalties inflamed the nation's simmering battle  Read more...

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"Thought-provoking... Holt gives Pierce his due as a politician serving in fractious times and as a man pulling against the swells of a difficult life... a valuable book."--"Concord"" Monitor" Read more...

 
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