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The Remarkable Millard Fillmore: The Unbelievable Life of a Forgotten…

by George Pendle

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A very funny book made up of mostly false stories about the life of Millard Fillmore. Read it for the humor, not the history. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307339629, Paperback)

Millard Fillmore has been mocked, maligned, or, most cruelly of all, ignored by generations of historians--but no more! This unbelievable new biography finally rescues the unlucky thirteenth U.S. president from the dustbin of history and shows why a man known as a blundering, arrogant, shallow, miserable failure was really our greatest leader.

In the first fully researched portrait of Fillmore ever written, the reader can finally come face-to-face with a misunderstood genius. By meticulously extrapolating outrageous conclusions from the most banal and inconclusive of facts, The Remarkable Millard Fillmore reveals the adventures of an unjustly forgotten president. He fought at the Battle of the Alamo! He shepherded slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad! He discovered gold in California! He wrestled with the emperor of Japan! It is a list of achievements that puts those of Washington and Lincoln completely in the shade.

Refusing to be held back by established history or recorded fact, here George Pendle paints an extraordinary portrait of an ordinary man and restores the sparkle to an unfairly tarnished reputation.

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A parody of a serious presidential biography offers an intriguing study of America's least notable president, based on a trove of unpublished letters, napkin doodles, and marginalia.

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