Don't Know Much About the American Presidents

Don't Know Much About the American Presidents

Everything You Need to Know About the Most Powerful Office on Earth and the Men Who Have Occupied It

Book - 2012
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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.

Baker & Taylor
Charts the course of each U.S. president's term, presenting biographical information, administration milestones, and an analysis of each leader's legacy as commander-in-chief.

Baker
& Taylor

Just in time for the November election, a new installment in the popular Don't Know Much About series focuses on the U.S. presidents, using the series' signature Q-and-A style to engage readers with surprising trivia. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401324087
1401324088
Branch Call Number: 973.099 D2947d 2012
Characteristics: xviii, 730 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: American presidents

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