BN.com Gift Guide

The Expatriation Of Franklin Pierce

( 1 )

Overview

Considered a failure upon leaving the White House in 1857
and thought to be on his way to a well-deserved obscurity,
Franklin Pierce during the Civil War emerged as a major spokesman for that era's Peace Democrats, opposed to
President Lincoln's suspension of the writ of habeas corpus and in defense of ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $13.25   
  • New (5) from $14.57   
  • Used (2) from $13.25   
Sending request ...

Overview

Considered a failure upon leaving the White House in 1857
and thought to be on his way to a well-deserved obscurity,
Franklin Pierce during the Civil War emerged as a major spokesman for that era's Peace Democrats, opposed to
President Lincoln's suspension of the writ of habeas corpus and in defense of civil liberties.

A Northerner with many close Southern friends, including
Jefferson Davis the president of the Confederacy and his wife,
Varina Davis, Pierce was also thought to be a traitor because of such ties and was at one point nearly arrested for suspected seditious behavior.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595403677
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/26/2006
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 304,360
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2008

    Extremely fascinating survey of a little understood president

    I think this book is a great idea--to look at a president who is little talked about, and if at all, in a negative way, and explore not only his particular take on the events of his day, but how he was in many ways a most misunderstood chief executive. The author documents in particular Pierce's many controversial stands and actions during the Civil War, and does so in a way that makes you feel that Pierce was a good man, trying to defend constitutional liberties in the forbidding atmosphere of war-time America.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)