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Star-spangled men : America's ten worst presidents

Author: Nathan Miller
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles "the ten worst presidents"--Jimmy Carter, William Howard Taft, Benjamin Harrison, Calvin Coolidge, Ulysses S. Grant, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Warren Gamaliel Harding, and Richard Milhous Nixon. Also profiles "the two most overrated presidents"--Thomas Jefferson and John F. Kennedy.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Nathan, 1927-
Star-spangled men.
New York, NY : Scribner, ©1998
(OCoLC)605493742
Online version:
Miller, Nathan, 1927-
Star-spangled men.
New York, NY : Scribner, ©1998
(OCoLC)628263452
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Miller
ISBN: 0684836106 9780684836102
OCLC Number: 37401013
Notes: "A Lisa Drew book."
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Jimmy Carter, who showed that the White House is not the placefor on-the-job training --
William Howard Taft, who was so fat he got stuck in a White House bathtub --
Benjamin Harrison, who looked like a medieval gnome and had a handshake like "a wilted petunia" --
Calvin Coolidge, who was a living embodiment of Woody Allen's observation that "eighty percent of success is showing up" --
Ulysses S. Grant, who proves that old soldiers should fade away rather than go to the White House --
Andrew Johnson, who declared, "I am right" about Reconstruction --
but was wrong --
Franklin Pierce, who said, "There's nothing left ... but to get drunk," after being denied renomination --
and promptly did so --
James Buchanan, who was on the government payroll for forty years and never had an original idea --
Warren Gamaliel Harding, who gave being "in the closet" a new meaning --
Richard Milhouse Nixon, who maintained, "I am not a crook!" --
but was --
Epilogue (In which we consider the two most overrated presidents) : Thomas Jefferson and John F. Kennedy.
Responsibility: Nathan Miller.

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Profiles "the ten worst presidents"--Jimmy Carter, William Howard Taft, Benjamin Harrison, Calvin Coolidge, Ulysses S. Grant, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Warren Gamaliel Harding, and Richard Milhous Nixon. Also profiles "the two most overrated presidents"--Thomas Jefferson and John F. Kennedy.

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