Presidents Fact Book Revised and Updated!

The Achievements, Campaigns, Events, Triumphs, and Legacies of Every President from George Washington to the Current One

Author: Roger Matuz

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316507911

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 808

View: 8948

An All-New Edition! The Presidents Fact Book is a complete compendium of all things presidential and a sweeping survey of American history through the biographical lens of every president from George Washington through Donald Trump. Organized chronologically by president, each entry covers the major accomplishments and events of the presidential term; cabinet members, election results, groundbreaking legislation, and Supreme Court appointments; personality and personal habits; career before the presidency; a behind-the-scenes look at the wives, families, friends, and foes; and much more, including hobbies, odd behaviors, and outlandish penchants. Major primary documents from each administration-from the Bill of Rights to Barack Obama's speech on race in America-provide a glimpse into the crucial moments of America's storied past in the words of those who led the nation. Perfect for students, history buffs, and political junkies, The President's Fact Book is at once an expansive collage of our nation's 45 individual presidents and a comprehensive view of American history.
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Presidents Fact Book

The Achievements, Campaigns, Events, Triumphs, and Legacies of Every President

Author: Roger Matuz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316507929

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Page: N.A

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The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents

Author: William A. DeGregorio,Sandra Lee Stuart

Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781569804766

Category: History

Page: 872

View: 6270

The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents: Eighth Edition contains more in-depth information about every U.S. president to hold office than any other single book. A factual, unbiased look at every American chief executive, this book chronicles their lives, their administrations, their friends and foes, their successes and their failures. This unique reference volume will be fully updated to include the results of the highly controversial 2012 election.
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The Big Book of Presidents

From George Washington to Barack Obama

Author: Nancy J. Hajeski

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632202034

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 1794

The president has been the figurehead of the United States since the time when our country was a small band of thirteen fledgling colonies until its current position as a world superpower. The forty-four leaders of our nation have had fascinating, exciting, and sometimes scandalous lives. The Big Book of Presidents illustrates each president’s journey to the White House through facts, anecdotes, illustrations, photographs, inspirational quotes, and more! Find out which president had a faithful dog named Fala, who was the only unmarried president, and which president’s daughter carried around her pet snake in the White House in this fun and fascinating overview of our country’s leaders. Bestselling author Nancy J. Hajeski not only provides engaging information about each president, but also includes timelines of US and world events that place each president’s term in office in a historical context. She also provides useful facts about the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court, presidential assassinations, the first ladies, the vice presidents, and more to help broaden kids’ understanding of our government and the president’s role within in. With updated information on President Barack Obama, this is the perfect introduction to the lives and characters of the US presidents.
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Facts about the Presidents

A Compilation of Biographical and Historical Information

Author: Joseph Nathan Kane,Janet Podell

Publisher: H. W. Wilson

ISBN: 9780824210878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 801

View: 9080

Presents a variety of unusual and noteworthy details about the presidents of the United States along with information on the Executive Office.
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Way Out There

Adventures of a Wilderness Trekker

Author: J. Robert Harris

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1680511211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8446

• The author is a distinguished member of the Explorers Club • The author is an unexpected adventurer, disarmingly positive and companionable • Lively stories of remote treks around the world Way Out There is an account of J. Robert Harris’s extraordinary exploits while backpacking in some of the world’s most tantalizing places―largely alone and unsupported. And after almost fifty years of wilderness travel, “J. R.,” as he’s known, has plenty of tales to tell! His stories are by turns funny, tragic, and uplifting, and are all told in his down‐to‐earth, friendly style. For J. R., it all began in 1966 when, as a young New Yorker, he impulsively drives his VW Beetle across the country to the very end of the northernmost road in Alaska, searching for an answer to a simple question: What is it like to be way out there? How this happened, whom he met, and what he encountered along the way became the foundation for a lifelong attraction to trekking and adventure travel. Subsequent chapters chronologically explore some of his many journeys, revealing an enduring wanderlust honed by his emerging maturity and outdoor skills. Stories of J. R.’s solo treks point to stark contrasts between his urban upbringing and his wilderness wanderings, while tales of adventure with small but diverse groups of friends are enriched by their collective experiences and varying viewpoints about exploration. Way Out There is a lively yet introspective book by a restless soul that will attract countless readers who love to travel, as well as armchair adventurers and communities looking for outdoor role models. The foreword is by the late Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen fighter pilots during World War I.
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The Smithsonian Book of Presidential Trivia

Author: Smithsonian Institution,Amy Pastan

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588343251

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 240

View: 1881

Shares engaging, lesser-known facts about U.S. Presidents accompanied by photos of artifacts from the Smithsonian's collections, organizing entries under such chapter headings as "First Families," "Assassination" and "Impeachment, Controversy, Shame." Original.
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The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465464581

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 6489

Explore the lives of America's 45 presidents, as well as notable first ladies, famous speeches, and major constitutional events, with The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia. From George Washington to the new leader taking office in January 2017, this visual reference guide presents a unique insight into life in the White House. More than 150 easy-to-read entries cover the presidents, first ladies such as Eleanor Roosevelt, the Louisiana Purchase, the Gettysburg Address, and more, and over 200 fascinating photographs add to kids' knowledge of these leaders and the key moments that defined their time in office. The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect one-stop reference guide, teaching kids all they need to know about the history of the United States and the remarkable impact our country has had on the rest of the world.
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Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents

Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia from Inside the White House

Author: Cormac O'Brien

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594744793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6143

Includes all-new chapter for the 45th POTUS. This updated and redesigned edition of Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of our commanders in chief—complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. You’ll discover that: • Teddy Roosevelt was blinded in a White House boxing match • John Quincy Adams loved to skinny-dip in the Potomac River • Gerald Ford once worked as a Cosmopolitan magazine cover model • Warren G. Harding gambled with White House china when he ran low on cash • Jimmy Carter reported a UFO sighting in Georgia With chapters on everyone from George Washington to President #45, whoever he (or she!) may be, Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents tackles all the tough questions that other history books are afraid to ask: Which president claimed that God struck down Abraham Lincoln on purpose? How many of these folks were cheating on their spouses? And are there really secret tunnels underneath the White House? American history was never this much fun in school!
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The Presidents Club

Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

Author: Nancy Gibbs,Michael Duffy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439148716

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 3623

The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: How Jack Kennedy tried to blame Ike for the Bay of Pigs. How Ike quietly helped Reagan win his first race in 1966. How Richard Nixon conspired with Lyndon Johnson to get elected and then betrayed him. How Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter turned a deep enmity into an alliance. The unspoken pact between a father and son named Bush. And the roots of the rivalry between Clinton and Barack Obama. Time magazine editors and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy offer a new and revealing lens on the American presidency, exploring the club as a hidden instrument of power that has changed the course of history.
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A Consequential President

The Legacy of Barack Obama

Author: Michael D'Antonio

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466893273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5969

In response to criticism and disappointment from the Left, A Consequential President offers a bold assessment of the lasting successes and major achievements of President Obama. Had he only saved the U.S. economy with his economic recovery act and his program to restore the auto industry, President Obama would have been considered a successful president. He achieved so much more, however, that he can be counted as one of our most consequential presidents. With The Affordable Care Act, he ended the long-running crisis of escalating costs and inadequate access of treatment that had long-threatened the well-being of 50 million Americans. His energy policies drove down the cost of power generated by the sun, the wind, and even fossil fuels. His efforts on climate change produced the Paris Agreement, the first treaty to address global warming in a meaningful way, and his diplomacy produced a dramatic reduction in the nuclear threat posed by Iran. Add the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, the normalization of relations with Cuba, and his “pivot” toward Asia, and President Obama's triumphs abroad match those at home. Most importantly, as the first African-American president, he navigated race relations and a rising tide of bigotry, including some who challenged his citizenship, while also fighting a Republican Party determined to make him one-term president. As a result, Obama's greatest achievement was restoring dignity and ethics to the office of the president, proof that he delivered his campaign promise of hope and change.
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The American President

A Complete History

Author: Kathryn Moore

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454930785

Category:

Page: 720

View: 5317

In The American President: A Complete History, historian Kathryn Moore presents a riveting narrative of each president's experiences in and out of office, along with illuminating facts and statistics about each administration, timelines of national and world events, astonishing trivia, and more. Together, these details create a complex and nuanced portrait of the American presidency, from the nation's infancy to today.
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Our Country's Presidents

A Complete Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency

Author: Ann Bausum

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426326858

Category: Biography

Page: 224

View: 1007

"[F]eatures comprehensive profiles of the 44 former presidents along with timelines and descriptions of crucial events during their terms. Information about the 2016 president-elect is also included."--
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9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America

And Four Who Tried to Save Her

Author: Brion McClanahan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621574911

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 4318

Of the forty-four presidents who have led the United States, nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation. Which nine? Brion McClanahan, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers and The Founding Fathers' Guide to the Constitution, will surprise readers with his list, which he supports with exhaustive and entertaining evidence. 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America is a new look back at American history that unabashedly places blame for our nation's current problems on the backs of nine very flawed men.
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The Cowboy President

The American West and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt

Author: Michael F. Blake

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493030728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4267

The Cowboy President: How the American West Transformed Theodore Roosevelt details how his time spent in the Western Dakota Territory helped him recover from an overwhelming personal loss, but more importantly, how it transformed him into the man etched onto Mount Rushmore, a man who is still rated as one of the top five Presidents in American history. Unlike other Roosevelt biographies, The Cowboy President details how the land, the people and the Western code of honor had an enormous impact on Theodore and how this experience influenced him in his later years.
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Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents

Author: Kenneth C. Davis

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401304737

Category: Political Science

Page: 720

View: 6256

Which president broke the law to prevent enslaved people from being freed? Who said, "When the president does it,that means it's not illegal"? Why does America have a president? From the heated debates among the framers of the Constitution in 1787 over an "elected king," to the creation of the presidency, and on through rich profiles of each man who has held the office, New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis takes readers on a guided tour of American history. Examining each chief executive, from the low lights to the bright lights, the memorable to the forgettable and the forgotten, Davis tells all the stories, offering rich anecdotes about real people. He also charts the history of the presidency itself, debunking myths and grading the presidents from A+ to F. For history buffs and history-phobes alike, this entertaining book may change your understanding of the highest office in the land throughout more than two hundred years of history.
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The Bridge

The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 037570230X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 662

View: 9489

Examines the experiences of Barack Obama's life and explores the ambition behind his rise to the presidency, from his relationship with his parents to how social and racial tensions influenced his philosophy.
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National Geographic Almanac of American History

Author: James Miller,John Thompson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426200991

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1035

Presents an in-depth resource on United States history with images, maps, and essays containing historic facts and concise analysis.
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Audacity

How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Author: Jonathan Chait

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062426990

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 2402

An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America’s best and most accomplished presidents. Over the course of eight years, Barack Obama has amassed an array of outstanding achievements. His administration saved the American economy from collapse, expanded health insurance to millions who previously could not afford it, negotiated an historic nuclear deal with Iran, helped craft a groundbreaking international climate accord, reined in Wall Street and crafted a new vision of racial progress. He has done all of this despite a left that frequently disdained him as a sellout, and a hysterical right that did everything possible to destroy his agenda even when they agreed with what he was doing. Now, as the page turns to our next Commander in Chief, Jonathan Chait, acclaimed as one of the most incisive and meticulous political commentators in America, digs deep into Obama’s record on major policy fronts—economics, the environment, domestic reform, health care, race, foreign policy, and civil rights—to demonstrate why history will judge our forty-fourth president as among the greatest in history. Audacity does not shy away from Obama’s failures, most notably in foreign policy. Yet Chait convincingly shows that President Obama has accomplished what candidate Obama said he would, despite overwhelming opposition—and that the hopes of those who voted for him have not been dashed despite the smokescreen of extremist propaganda and the limits of short-term perspective.
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The Presidency of Barack Obama

A First Historical Assessment

Author: Julian E. Zelizer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889553

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 7973

An original and engaging account of the Obama years from a group of leading political historians Barack Obama's election as the first African American president seemed to usher in a new era, and he took office in 2009 with great expectations. But by his second term, Republicans controlled Congress, and, after the 2016 presidential election, Obama's legacy and the health of the Democratic Party itself appeared in doubt. In The Presidency of Barack Obama, Julian Zelizer gathers leading American historians to put President Obama and his administration into political and historical context. These writers offer strikingly original assessments of the big issues that shaped the Obama years, including the conservative backlash, race, the financial crisis, health care, crime, drugs, counterterrorism, Iraq and Afghanistan, the environment, immigration, education, gay rights, and urban policy. Together, these essays suggest that Obama's central paradox is that, despite effective policymaking, he failed to receive credit for his many achievements and wasn't a party builder. Provocatively, they ask why Obama didn't unite Democrats and progressive activists to fight the conservative counter-tide as it grew stronger. Engaging and deeply informed, The Presidency of Barack Obama is a must-read for anyone who wants to better understand Obama and the uncertain aftermath of his presidency. Contributors include Sarah Coleman, Jacob Dlamini, Gary Gerstle, Risa Goluboff, Meg Jacobs, Peniel Joseph, Michael Kazin, Matthew Lassiter, Kathryn Olmsted, Eric Rauchway, Richard Schragger, Paul Starr, Timothy Stewart-Winter, Thomas Sugrue, Jeremi Suri, Julian Zelizer, and Jonathan Zimmerman.
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