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Star-spangled men : America's ten worst presidents

Author: Nathan Miller
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Miller, Nathan, 1927-
Star-spangled men.
New York, NY : Scribner, ©1998
(DLC) 97035655
(OCoLC)37401013
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Miller
OCLC Number: 605493742
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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