What Kind of Man...

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Rated 4.00/5 based on 4 reviews
A tantalizing premise: an American president of the 1800s who suffered unbearable personal tragedy and had a lacklustre presidency, is allowed to return to earth to correct his former life. He seeks out his soulmate to aid him in rescuing the America he loves. Meet Franklin Pierce, Sally Weare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H.W. Longfellow and Lafayette. Danger, Romance, Humor--Mysterious China beckons More
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About Greenberry Baxter

Greenberry Baxter is a published author, poet, painter and illustrator who has written under several different pseudonyms. Unable to contain his creativity to any one area he has written humor novels, short story collections, science fiction, historical fiction, thrillers, poetry, children's fiction and music. He wrote a much-read, much-loved humor column for a county newspaper for over five years and is an Amazon reviewer (movies only). He has also illustrated much of his work. He has a degree in fine art, is sixty-two years of age and lives in the rural Midwest. Greenberry Baxter hopes you will Google/Bing (or otherwise) search "images" for Franklin Pierce, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sophia Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to enrich your reading experience of What Kind of Man...

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The spirit of Franklin Pierce returns to earth...
Sally Weare is not frightened, but awestruck when she awakes to find Franklin Pierce standing in her doorway.

Franklin returns to earth...
Hoofbeats, intrigue, as the spirit of Franklin Pierce travels into the 21st Century. Sally Weare is not frightened, but awestruck to find him standing in the doorway. They meet for the first time.

Sally searches in the foggy darkness...
Sally Weare searches for Franklin who has disappeared from The Ball...or maybe he has simply evaporated...

Peeking through the keyhole...
Sally Weare finds herself in the 1800s stirring gravy for the grouse Franklin has shot.

Reviews

Review by: Mary Sutton on July 02, 2014 :
I couldn't put this book down. Never thought I would ever get interested in Franklin Pierce. That I did says a lot for the author and his imaginative approach to history.
(review of free book)

Review by: Sharon E. Cathcart on July 02, 2014 :
After finishing 41 percent of this book, I could take no more. I think I gave it more than a fair shake.

Honestly, I never did figure out what the author's goal was. S/he would interrupt the story to put in biographical notes (sometimes changing from third person to second person ... which made me wonder whether there was some cut-and-paste plagiarism going on). Her main character, Sally, describes herself as never having accomplished anything -- but during a weird time travel sequence involving Franklin Pierce, she's described as a prolific author.

The amount of time I spent mentally scratching my head and wondering what the hell was going on, as the author's pacing decisions kept ripping me out of the story, was far too great for me to enjoy reading this work.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Linda McKinney on June 21, 2011 :
This is a great read. Interesting, quirky author. Don't miss it!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Effie Mugslowe on June 19, 2011 :
What Kind of Man... is a thought-provoking and entertaining read. I normally don't gravitate to this kind of fantasy book, but I saw the jacket, which enticed me, awhile back and must say it was a "real trip." Although it is fiction, and a delightful ghost story, it is also filled with historical fact about the man, Franklin Pierce, so we can better understand his character and the turbulent times in which he lived and tried to be a good president. One of the most fascinating things one comes to learn is how Franklin's life was so entertwined with the lives of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and what they each gladly gave to each other. I became captivated by the daring adventures Franklin and Sally insert themselves into. I noticed that Greenberry Baxter, the author, had recently revised this book--so I had to read it again, wondering why. He has removed some of the more controversial subject matter, but kept it true to its original intent with great artistry. Two thumbs up from me.
--Dr. F. E. Mugslowe, M.D. (the Epilogue is very good)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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