Overall I think the book is worth reading and therefore recommend it.
Considering the length of the book, I was disappointed with how often the author goes delving into detail about events not directly related to Pierce.
I recognize and understand that Pierce accomplished very little in his time as President.
This book covers just about all you want and need to know about one of our least distinguished presidents, focusing on his follies that led to the Civil War.Published 19 days ago by John A. Echeveste
GIVEN AS A GIFT TO SOMEONE WHO LOVES TO READ BOOKS ABOUT PRESIDENTS. HE ENJOYED IT.Published 2 months ago by JAY DUB
These short bios probably don't provide a detailed and full description of the presidencies described. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mark
In that I am interested in learning about the "failed" presidencies which lead up to the Cival War, Pierce's performance exacerbated the conditions leading to the war. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert Candalino
not too much about the actual president, but more about the political times. very redundantPublished 6 months ago by renalex
Poor Franklin Pierce, he will be recognized as one of the lowest rated chief executives we had. Through circumstances beyond his control and a policy of his party,he did nothing... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Neil or Sharon Ullman