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The raising of a president : the mothers and fathers of our nation's leaders

Author: Doug Wead
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at the parents of the American presidents, full of facts and anecdotes as well as psychological profiles based on Wead's findings. He analyzes the types of families into which our presidents were born, and sheds a fascinating light on how their destinies were shaped during childhood. Using papers and letters, as well as private conversations and interviews with six presidents and first ladies, Wead focuses on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Doug Wead
ISBN: 0743497260 9780743497268
OCLC Number: 57358429
Description: ix, 512 p., [32] plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part One. Founding fathers and mothers --
Part Two. The enigmatic rise of Abraham Lincoln --
Part Three. The Roosevelts: America's greatest family --
Part Four. The Kennedy's: Ambition unleashed --
Part Five. The Bushes: The quiet dynasty --
A Chronological list of the president's parents.
Responsibility: Doug Wead.
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A team of five psychologists assisted the author in his research into how the presidents' destinies were shaped during childhood. This volume includes stories of seemingly perfect parents who by  Read more...

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"Epic! A remarkable perspective, with unforgettable, haunting stories. One sees the American presidents through a more intimate lens. The true inside story on our most powerful families." -- Peter Read more...

 
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