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Millard Fillmore

Autor Paul Finkelman
Vydavatel: New York : Times Books, 2011.
Edice: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Vydání/formát:   book_printbook : Biography : English : 1st edZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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Overview: The oddly named president whose shortsightedness and stubbornness fractured the nation and sowed the seeds of civil war. In the summer of 1850, America was at a terrible crossroads. Congress was in an uproar over slavery, and it was not clear if a compromise could be found. In the midst of the debate, President Zachary Taylor suddenly took ill and died. The presidency, and the crisis, now fell to the  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: Biography
Osoba: Millard Fillmore; Millard Fillmore
Typ materiálu: Biography, Internetový zdroj
Typ dokumentu: Book, Internet Resource
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Paul Finkelman
ISBN: 9780805087154 080508715X
OCLC číslo: 678924746
Popis: xviii, 171 pages ; 22 cm.
Obsahy: Portrait of a young man from nowhere --
Texas, Mexico, and the vice presidency --
A heartbeat away --
The new president --
Manifest destiny and a Whig presidency --
A compromised presidency --
Defeat, failed resurrection, and retirement.
Název edice: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Odpovědnost: Paul Finkelman.
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In this eye-opening biography, the legal scholar and historian Finkelman reveals how Millard Fillmore's response to the crisis he inherited in 1850 set the country on a dangerous path that led to the  Přečíst více...

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