Very Good. No Dj. 8vo. pp. 470, Full red/gilt embossed leather, Satin ribbon, AEG, decorated eps, 4 raised bands. This volume is part of "The Library of the Presidents" series published by Easton Press.
Fine. 8vo Fine condition, a wonderful limited scarce book; In his rise from a log cabin to wealth and the White House, Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), 13th President of the United States (1850-1853), demonstrated that through methodical industry and some competence an uninspiring man could make the American dream come true. Contains all of the classic Easton Press trimmings: premium leather, silk moiré end leaves, distinctive cover design, raised bands, accented in real 22KT gold, satin ribbon page marker, gilded page edges, long-lasting, high quality acid-neutral paper, sewn pages for strength and durability.
Since there is such a dearth of books about this president, this book seems to be the only definitive portrait, It is very dense, full of incidental information and details on just about everyone alive at the time. For one who was looking for a basic biography about the man it is more than what I was seeking. The author did a great deal of research, all of which seems to be included in this book. I found it difficult to read because so much information is packed in each chapter. I wished the author had culled some of the superfluous information and anecdotes.
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