Jennie: Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore, by Paul Finkelman

I’m not sure how to write this review because I seriously finished with a deep, burning hate of Millard Fillmore. He hated anyone who wasn’t Caucasian, well-known in the proper circles, and within his list of acceptable religions. Dude was racist, discriminatory, and disgusting.

And yet, I still wanted more on his personal life. This book was short, but covered his political life quite well, but left much of his personal life behind the curtains with just a brief mention here and there. I feel like with some of the less popular presidents the biography options are limited to either – more on his personal life – or – focused on his political life – but not much that combines them both.

There was much eye-rolling and desire to set the book on fire (although not at the fault of the author) while reading about this president. I half wish I could’ve just skipped over him. Blech.

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