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Millard Fillmore

Autor: Paul Finkelman
Editorial: New York : Times Books, 2011.
Serie: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Biografía : Inglés (eng) : 1st edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Biography
Persona designada: Millard Fillmore; Millard Fillmore
Tipo de material: Biografía, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Paul Finkelman
ISBN: 9780805087154 080508715X
Número OCLC: 678924746
Descripción: xviii, 171 pages ; 22 cm.
Contenido: 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.
Título de la serie: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Responsabilidad: 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  Leer más

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"Finkelman has delivered an unvarnished but compelling portrait of one of our least remembered but far from insignificant presidents."--"Wall Street Journal"

 
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