Book Review: President James Buchanan: A Biography

Not every president can be Abraham Lincoln. Sometimes you’re James Buchanan and everyone has to have a mnemonic device to remember you existed. Klein does a great job laying out Buchanan’s rise and fall as the 15th President.

Book Review: Franklin Pierce: The 14th President

by Michael Holt Franklin Pierce often ranks as one of the worst presidents in US history. Michael Holt repeats this apparent axiom multiple times in his 133 page biography on the 14th President which is a part of Arthur Schlesinger’s The American President Project. Holt sticks to the facts and does not write to change anyone’s mind.Continue reading “Book Review: Franklin Pierce: The 14th President”