Exhaustively researched, the volume is rich in detail on topics that are routinely granted only a cursory glance in other books on the period ... [Wallner] has succeeded in the goal, outlined in the first volume of the biography, to put Pierce the man back on the antebellum stage. --Kenneth Nivison, Historical New Hampshire
Having studied Franklin Pierce for half a decade with laudable industry and a sympathetic eye, Peter Wallner has produced a valuable corrective to the easy put-downs of the nation's 14th president. -- --Michael Birkner in the Concord Monitor
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About the Author
Peter Wallner earned a BA from Waynesboro College and MA and PhD in U.S. history from The Pennsylvania State University. For 30 years he taught history and was an administrator in Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to research this two-volume biography. Wallner is library director for the N.H. Historical Society.