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    • Zachary Taylor

    • By: Paul Finkelman
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Zachary Taylor, a professional soldier and sugar planter with no previous political experience, held the office of president for barely sixteen months before dying of acute gastroenteritis. A war hero before moving into the White House, he immediately confronted a rogue effort to seize Cuba and had to address issues involving slavery in the new territories acquired from Mexico.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Franklin Pierce

    • By: Paul Finkelman
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    President Franklin Pierce took steps to build new commercial relation­ships abroad, revamp the military, and restructure the federal courts. After an unprecedented landslide in the 1852 presidential election gave him supermajorities in the House and Senate, Pierce seemed poised for a productive presidency.

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