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Michael F. Holt

Michael F. Holt is the Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of six books, including the award-winning The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party and By One Vote: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Michael F. Holt

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Franklin Pierce
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Franklin Pierce

The American Presidents

Michael F. Holt; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books

The genial but troubled New Englander whose single-minded partisan loyalties inflamed the nation's simmering battle over slavery

Charming and handsome, Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire...

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The Fate of Their Country
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The Fate of Their Country

Michael F. Holt
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

How partisan politics lead to the Civil War

What brought about the Civil War? Leading historian Michael F. Holt convincingly offers a disturbingly contemporary answer: partisan politics....

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