The Handy Presidents Answer Book

The Handy Presidents Answer Book

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A complete look at every President's who, what, when, where, why, and, how.

From George Washington to Barrack Obama and John Adams to Woodrow Wilson, The Handy Presidents Answer Book offers a fascinating look at the lives of each U.S. president, along with a large array of factual, anecdotal, and historic perspectives on the American presidency. Early life and career are covered, along with important highlights from each presidency.

The Handy Presidents Answer Book addresses more than 1,600 broad, fundamental questions on the presidents, vice presidents, first ladies, administration staff, families, campaigns and elections, major issues, wars, scandals, tragedies, and entertaining White House trivia such as . . .

  • What three presidents died on the Fourth of July?
  • Which president regularly swam naked in the Potomac River?
  • Which president executed criminals?
  • What president was called "His Fraudulency" because of the controversial way he was elected?
  • Which president later became chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?
  • Which president was the first to appoint a woman to his cabinet?
  • Whose campaign pledge was to bring about a "kinder, gentler nation?"
  • The Handy Presidents Answer Book is a must-have reference in the truest sense of the word. Covering not just the individuals, but also the origins of the presidency, political parties, elections, and trivia, the book gives depth and context to the office as well as to those who have become president. With many photos, illustrations, and other graphics, this tome is richly illustrated, and its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness.

    Author: David L. Hudson
    Publisher: Visible Ink Press
    Published: 08/01/2011
    Pages: 400
    Binding Type: Paperback
    Weight: 1.79lbs
    Size: 9.29h x 7.14w x 1.01d
    ISBN: 9781578593170

    Review Citation(s):
    Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2011
    Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2011 pg. 414 - Recommended - Better Than Most
    School Library Journal 02/01/2012 pg. 77
    Reference and Research Bk News 10/01/2011 pg. 42

    About the Author
    David Hudson Jr., JD, is the author or coauthor of more than 20 books, including The American Bar Association Guide to Credit and Bankruptcy, The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, and The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book. He works as a First Amendment scholar at the First Amendment Center and teaches at Vanderbilt Law School, the Nashville School of Law, and Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Smyrna, Tennessee.