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Franklin Pierce: A Resource Guide

Franklin Pierce
Genl. Franklin Pierce.
1 print: lithograph.
New York: Published by N. Currier, 1852.
Prints & Photographs Division.
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Selected Bibliography

Finding Books by and about Franklin Pierce

The Library of Congress online catalog contains more than ten subject headings for books related to Franklin Pierce. To find works on any of these topics, select Browse, and enter the words Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869 into the search box; then choose the Subjects beginning with option. You will get the list of Pierce-related subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles with that subject heading and then click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

From among the hundreds of Pierce-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by Pierce and selected biographies and other works particularly useful to general and younger readers.

Selected Works by Franklin Pierce

"Some Papers of Franklin Pierce, 1852-1862." American Historical Review, vol. 10 (October 1904): 110-27; (January 1905): 350-70.
LC Call Number: E171 .A57 [Catalog Record]
Note: These papers have been made available online in the October 1904 External Link and January 1905 External Link editions of the American Historical Review on the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Selected Biographies and other Studies of Pierce

Boulard, Garry. The Expatriation of Franklin Pierce: The Story of a President and the Civil War. New York: iUniverse, Inc, 2006.
LC Call Number: E432 .B68 2006 [Catalog Record]

Gara, Larry. The Presidency of Franklin Pierce. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1991.
LC Call Number: E432 .G37 1991 [Catalog Record]

Holt, Michael F. Franklin Pierce. New York: Times Books, 2010.
LC Call Number: E432 .H65 2010 [Catalog Record]

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Life of Franklin Pierce. 1852; rpt. New York: Garrett Press, 1970.
LC Call Number: E432 .H38 1970 [Catalog Record]

Nevins, Allan. Ordeal of the Union. 2 vols. New York: Scribner, 1947.
LC Call Number: E415.7 .N4 [Catalog Record]

Nichols, Roy F. Franklin Pierce: Young Hickory of the Granite Hills. 1931; rpt. Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1988.
LC Call Number: E432 .N63 1988 [Catalog Record]

Wallner, Peter A. Franklin Pierce. 2 vols. Concord, N.H.: Plaidswede, 2004-07.
LC Call Number: E432 .W35 2004 [Catalog Record]


Sayler, James, comp. Presidents of the United States--Their Written Measure: A Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1996.
LC Call Number: Z1249.P7 S29 1996 [Catalog Record]

Bisson, Wilfred J., comp. Franklin Pierce: A Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993.
LC Call Number: ZZ8689.9 .B58 1993 [Catalog Record]

Younger Readers

DiConsiglio, John. Franklin Pierce: America’s 14th President. New York: Children’s Press, 2004.
LC Call Number: E432 .D53 2004 [Catalog Record]

Ferry, Steven. Franklin Pierce: Our Fourteenth President. Chanhassen, Minn.: Child’s World, 2002.
LC Call Number: E432 .F47 2002 [Catalog Record]

Lazo, Caroline Evensen. Franklin Pierce. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2007.
LC Call Number: E432 .L39 2007 [Catalog Record]

Somervill, Barbara A. Franklin Pierce. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2003.
LC Call Number: E432.S66 S66 2003 [Catalog Record]

Venezia, Mike. Franklin Pierce: Fourteenth President, 1853-1857. New York: Children’s Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: E432 .V46 2005 [Catalog Record]

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