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The American presidents (original 1967; edition 1992)

by Grolier Incorporated (Author)

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Info:Grolier Incorporated (1992), Edition: 1St Edition, 208 pages
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The American Presidents Tenth Edition: Biographies of the Chief Executives from George Washington Through Barack Obama by David C. Whitney (1967)

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I admit it, history didn't interest me very much while I was in school, and I've forgotten most of the little I learned. I thought it was high time I learned a bit more and that a high-level introduction to the presidents of the United States would be a good start. This book, the eleventh addition, fits the bill very well. Of course, a single volume covering all the presidents up to the current time has to cover each administration only in broad strokes.

Each section starts with the important dates of that president's life and political career. Important decisions and policies are included, along with background on those decisions. For such a compact book, there are also quite a few excerpts of speeches given by the presidents. There are about 35 pages of condensed information at the back of the book, and a portrait or photograph of each president. This eleventh edition ends with the election of Barack Obama.

All in all, this is a great book for someone who wants to brush up on U.S. Presidents before delving more deeply into any individual one, or someone like me who just didn't pay enough attention to history classes. ( )
  TooBusyReading | Jan 1, 2010 |
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Grolier Presidential elections 1789 - 1992 vice presidents

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Describes the lives and presidential terms of all the American chief executives from George Washington to Barack Obama; lists the first ladies and vice presidents, election totals, and cabinet members throughout history; and includes information on presidential historic sites and the making of the presidency.… (more)

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