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From the time he left office in 1853, President Millard Fillmore has become increasingly shrouded in mystery and stereotyped by anecdotes with slender connections to facts. The real Fillmore was not the weak and boring figurehead many Americans believe he was. This account of Fillmore's life is drawn largely from his family's personal papers, many of which have previouslyFrom the time he left office in 1853, President Millard Fillmore has become increasingly shrouded in mystery and stereotyped by anecdotes with slender connections to facts. The real Fillmore was not the weak and boring figurehead many Americans believe he was. This account of Fillmore's life is drawn largely from his family's personal papers, many of which have previously been suppressed or were unavailable or believed lost. It presents Fillmore as his own letters do, and as his friends, family members, and contemporaries saw him, as a distinguished and honorable man who was also a strong and effective president. This comprehensive work includes photographs, a genealogy of the Fillmore family, a chronology, a bibliography, and an index....

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ISBN : 9780786443406
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 424 Pages
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  • Elyse
    2018-11-30 10:23

    I liked this book. The style was a bit choppy. It seems as if the author, upon finding an interesting bit of info during his research, would add it to his manuscript with no rhyme or reason. He just threw it in because it was a "fun fact". I am attempting to read a biography of every president in chronological order. I dreaded reading about Millard Fillmore because I had heard he was a dull and inadequate president. Not so! I was surprised when I read this book. He was stong willed when he had to be. Like Lincoln, he was born in a log cabin and was mostly self-taught until his late teens. Also like Lincoln, he would do anything needed to preserve the Union. He was from upstate New York and against slavery. Even though he knew it was morally wrong, he signed into law the Fugitive Slave Act. It was his strategy to settle down the southern states and prevent civil war. Plus he was a stickler about following the dictates of the US Constitution. At the time there was still no constitutional law preventing slavery. He believed it was the job of the president to strictly follow the Constitution and thus northern states were required to return runaway slaves with his signing of this law. This stance was one of the basic reasons he was not re-elected. He was a much more complicated character than I had anticipated.