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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: National Geographic Society, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Gives a brief biography of each of the presidents of the United States.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Bausum; Barack Obama; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781426310898 1426310897 9781426310904 1426310900
OCLC Number: 966554442
Notes: Street Smart: 1/8/13.
"Edition statement taken from last page, verso."
Description: 223 pages : color illustrations
Contents: Presidency and how it grew --
George Washington --
John Adams --
White house: the building and its history --
Thomas Jefferson --
James Madison --
Powers of the president: the executive branch in government --
James Monroe --
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 --
John Tyler --
The vice presidents: leaders just a heartbeat away --
James K. Polk --
We want to Vote! Battles for the ballot --
Zachary Taylor --
Millard Fillmore --
Pathways to the Presidency : campaign strategies and party politics --
Franklin Pierce --
James Buchanan New birth of freedom --
Abraham Lincoln --
Andrew Johnson --
U.S. political parties : the two-party system --
Ulysses S. Grant --
Rutherford B. Hayes --
Presidential landmarks: from log cabins to libraries --
James A. Garfield --
Chester A. Arthur --
Grover Cleveland --
Presidential facts and comparisons: a look at the stats --
Benjamin Harrison America takes center stage --
William McKinley --
Theodore Roosevelt --
Kids in the White House: at home in the spotlight --
William Howard Taft --
Presidents and the Supreme Court : a legacy that alsts --
Woodrow Wilson --
Presidents at war: serving as the commander in chief --
Warren G. Harding --
Calvin Coolidge Dear Mr. Presidents : swapping letters with the Chief Executive --
Herbert Hoover Seeking stability in the atomic age --
Franklin D. Roosevelt --
First ladies: partners, hostesses, and crusaders --
Harry S. Truman --
Pollsters and polling : sizing up public opnion --
Dwight D. Eisenhower --
John F. Kennedy --
Presidents who died in office: the mysterious twenty-year curse --
Lyndon B. Johnson --
Richard M. Nixon --
Gerald R. Ford --
Electoral college: gatekeepers of the presidency --
Jimmy Carter Footprints on the global frontier --
Ronald Reagan --
George Bush --
In the president's shadow: security, the media, and presidential perks --
William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton --
George W. Bush --
Election 2012 : victory in a divided nation --
Barack Obama --
Former presidents: serving as elder statesmen --
Chart of presidential election results.
Responsibility: by Ann Bausum with a foreword by President Barack Obama.

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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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