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From classroom to White House : the presidents and first ladies as students and teachers

Author: James McMurtry Longo
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"President Eisenhower, who was not always the best student, once wrote, "One cannot always read a man's future in the record of his younger days." Indeed, this review of the classroom experiences of presidents and first ladies from George and Martha Washington to Barack and Michelle Obama reveals that few made model students"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James McMurtry Longo
ISBN: 9780786464869 0786464860
OCLC Number: 770063439
Description: xi, 216 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Martha Dandridge Custis and George Washington : "illiterate, unlearned and unread" --
Abigail Smith, John Adams, and the remarkable Smith sisters : "we should have more learned women" --
Thomas Jefferson : "the destinies of my life" --
Dolley Payne Todd and James Madison : "three hours out of twenty-four for sleep?" --
Elizabeth Kortright and James Monroe : "my plan of life is now fixed" --
Louisa Johnson and John Quincy Adams : "I hope I grow a better boy" --
Rachel Donelson Robards and Andrew Jackson : "he never stayed throwed" --
Hannah Hoes and Martin Van Buren : "the village academy" --
Anna Symmes and William Henry Harrison : "he can neither breed, plead, nor preach" --
Letitia Christian, Julia Gardiner, and John Tyler : "the rebellious former student, lived and died a rebel" --
Sarah Childress and James K. Polk : "her occupation as a school teacher barred her from social equality" --
Margaret Smith and Zachary Taylor : "of very ordinary capacity" --
Abigail Powers and Millard Fillmore : "a very rough and uncultivated place" --
Jane Appleton and Franklin Pierce : "there are scores of men in the country that seem brighter than he is" --
James Buchanan : "misconduct, arrogant attitude, and disrespect for teachers" --
Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln : "the most important subject" --
Eliza McCardle and Andrew Johnson : "if he can only educate himself, he has a destiny" --
Julia Dent and Ulysses S. Grant : "I did not take hold of my studies and avidity" --
Lucy Webb and Rutherford B. Hayes : "elections without education...must always and everywhere be a farce" --
Lucretia Rudolph and James Garfield : "outrages of the schoolhouse" --
Chester A. Arthur : "pupils are altogether separated from the surroundings of savage life" --
Frances Folsom and Grover Cleveland : "as a student, Grover did not shine" --
Caroline Scott and Benjamin Harrison : "abstain from eating cucumbers" --
Ida Saxton and William McKinley : "no startling tales are told of his precocity" --
Edith Carow and Teddy Roosevelt : "we call the man fanatic" --
Helen Herron and William Howard Taft : "to live and die a professor" --
Ellen Axson, Edith Bolling Galt, and Woodrow Wilson : "to transform thoughtless boys into thinking men" --
Florence Kling and Warren G. Harding : "naturally smart" --
Grace Goodhue and Calvin Coolidge : "a professionally trained teacher" --
Lou Henry and Herbert Hoover : "a whole new world of ideas" --
Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt : "I never forgot a damn thing she ever taught me" --
Bess Wallace and Harry S. Truman : "nobody thought that he'd go far" --
Mamie Doud and Dwight Eisenhower : "a lackluster student" --
Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy : "if you study too much, you're liable to go crazy" --
Claudia Taylor and Lyndon Johnson : "scars on the hopeful face of a young child" --
Pat Ryan and Richard Nixon : "I had a saint of a teacher" --
Betty Bloomer and Jerry Ford : "we do not need that kind of character in our girls" --
Rosalynn Smith and Jimmy Carter : "stretching our minds and stretching our hearts" --
Nancy Davis and Ronald Reagan : "the last kid chosen" --
Barbara Pierce and George H.W. Bush : "faking his way through reading" --
Hillary Rodham and Bill Clinton : "I want to be a teacher or a nuclear physicist" --
Laura Welch and George W. Bush : "the absolute profession" --
Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama : "the chance to succeed."
Responsibility: James McMurtry Longo.

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"President Eisenhower, who was not always the best student, once wrote, "One cannot always read a man's future in the record of his younger days." Indeed, this review of the classroom experiences of presidents and first ladies from George and Martha Washington to Barack and Michelle Obama reveals that few made model students"--Provided by publisher.

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