44 books on 44 presidents: It's Charlie Brown in the White House
April 4, 2016 - Uncategorized
Editor’s note: This is the thirteenth entry in the writer’s year-long project to read one book about each of the U.S. Presidents by Election Day 2016. You can also follow Marcus’ progress at the @44in52 Twitter account and with this 44 in 52 Spreadsheet.
Reading about Millard Fillmore was, literally and figuratively, a pain in the neck.
For the most part, the book I chose for our twelfth president, Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President, by Robert Rayback, was well-written. Sure, it was a bit long and overly sympathetic to Fillmore, but it painted a full picture of the guy — including his love affair with his home city, Buffalo. Read more…