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Our country's Presidents : all you need to know about the presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama

Author: Ann Bausum; Barack Obama; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Complete with period paintings and photos, a comprehensive guide provides profiles, biographies, administration highlights, and political and personal accomplishments of every president in the history of the United States, along with a review of Air Force One, the Secret Service, and a look at the various Presidential retreats.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Bausum; Barack Obama; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781426303753 1426303750 9781426303760 1426303769
OCLC Number: 298113401
Notes: "Featuring the 2008 election"--Spine.
Description: 215 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
About the presidency: Introduction --
Presidency and how it grew: George Washington and John Adams --
White House: Building and its history: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison --
Powers of the president: Executive branch in government: James Monroe and John Quincy Adams --
White House traditions: Easter eggs, state dinners, and presidential portraits: Andrew Jackson --
From sea to shining sea: Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, and John Tyler --
Vice presidents: Leaders just a heartbeat away: James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, and Millard Fillmore --
Pathways to the presidency: Campaign strategies and party politics: Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan --
New birth of freedom: Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson --
U.S. political parties: Two-party system: Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes --
Presidential landmarks: From log cabins to libraries: James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, and Grover Cleveland --
Presidential facts and comparisons: Look at the stats: Benjamin Harrison --
America takes center stage: William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt --
Kids in the White House: At home in the spotlight: William Howard Taft --
Presidents and the Supreme Court: Legacy that lasts: Woodrow Wilson --
Presidents at war: Serving as the commander in chief: Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover --
Seeking stability in the atomic age: Franklin D. Roosevelt --
First ladies: Partners, hostesses, and advocates: Harry S. Truman --
Pollsters and polling: Sizing up public opinion: Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy --
Presidents who died in office: Mysterious twenty-year curse: Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford --
Electoral college: Gatekeepers on the presidency: Jimmy Carter --
Footprints on the global frontier: Ronald Reagan and George Bush --
In the president's shadow: Security, the media, and presidential perks: Bill Clinton and George W. Bush --
Election 2008: History in the making: Barack Obama --
Former presidents: Serving as elder statesmen --
Chart of presidential election results --
Index/resource guide/bibliography --
Credits.
Responsibility: Ann Bausum ; with a foreword by Barack Obama.
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A family reference guide to the fascinating lives of the Presidents of the United States. It presents information about America' leaders. It allows you to find out why George Washington gave up his  Read more...

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"Lavish use of period and modern illustrations, quotes, solid research, and the kind of offbeat facts so dear to readers young and older are included..." -- "Booklist"(Review of 2004 Edition)

 
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A great book from National Geographic

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-04-27) Very Good Permalink

This is another great research book from National Geographic.  "Our Country's Presidents" makes great use of period and modern illustrations, quotes, and basic facts for all 44 of our country's presidents.  Sprinkled throughout the book are interesting articles about the office of the president,...
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