Millard Fillmore

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McFarland, Feb 10, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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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 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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As far as a main goal of this presidential biography is concerned - to pick Millard Fillmore out of obscurity - I believe author is quite successful. At least, he convinced me. I was striked by quite ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
1
MILLARD FILLMORES ANCESTORS
5
MILLARD FILLMORE CHRONOLOGY
7
FILLMORES ANCESTORS
11
CAYUGA ROOTS
15
ON THE ROAD TO POLITICS
26
THE ASSEMBLY YEARS
36
THE YOUNG CONGRESSMAN
46
THE WHITE HOUSE
187
FOREIGN POLICY
203
DIVERSE EVENTS
217
ELECTION OF 1852
231
SMOOTH TRANSITION
237
TRAGEDY
244
SOUTHERN JOURNEY
247
THE GRAND EXCURSION
255

GAINING ATTENTION
55
THE ELECTION OF 1840
64
THE FILLMORE TARIFF
71
INTERLUDE
80
STATE COMPTROLLER
92
LOVING PARENTS
98
PARENTAL ADVICE
115
THE ELECTION OF 1848
129
TAYLORFILLMORE INAUGURATION
141
VICEPRESIDENT
146
BATTLE OVER PATRONAGE
156
FRUSTRATION
160
A STRONG PRESIDENT
168
ANOTHER SHOCK
263
A EUROPEAN VENTURE
267
THE ELECTION OF 1856
274
CIVIL DISORDER
303
CIVIL WAR
311
DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN
322
INTO OBSCURITY
331
EPILOGUE
341
CHAPTER NOTES
347
BIBLIOGRAPHY
409
INDEX
417
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The late Robert J. Scarry was a high school American history teacher. He lived in Moravia, New York.

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