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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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This book tells the story of the genial but troubled New Englander whose single-minded partisan loyalties inflamed the nation's simmering battle over slavery. Charming and handsome, Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire was drafted to break the deadlock of the 1852 Democratic convention. Though he seized the White House in a landslide against the imploding Whig Party, he proved a dismal failure in office. Michael F.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Franklin Pierce; 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 --
Milestones --
Selected bibliography.
Series Title: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm)), 14.
Responsibility: Michael F. Holt.
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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" Professor Holt Read more...

 
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