On July 9, 1850, Zachary Taylor died and Millard Fillmore became the 13th president of the United States. Beyond the books we have acquired on current politics, we continue to purchase material on the history of our country. New to our collection are two titles by Cokie Roberts: Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty. Both take a look at the role of women in political history. Very popular is the HBO production John Adams on dvd. If you want to see this one you might want to place a hold!