America Bowl: 44 Presidents vs. 44 Super Bowls in the ultimate matchup!
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America Bowl: 44 Presidents vs. 44 Super Bowls in the ultimate matchup!

by Don Steinberg
     
 

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Presidents and Super Bowls. They're the biggest deals we have.

Let the game begin--and may the best American institution win!

From George Washington, father of the nation, versus Super Bowl I to Barack Obama against Super Bowl XVIV, the comeback win by the Saints over the Colts in 2010: Forty-four matchups, one at a time, one point per match. It's the most

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Presidents and Super Bowls. They're the biggest deals we have.

Let the game begin--and may the best American institution win!

From George Washington, father of the nation, versus Super Bowl I to Barack Obama against Super Bowl XVIV, the comeback win by the Saints over the Colts in 2010: Forty-four matchups, one at a time, one point per match. It's the most fun you can have finding out about America's Presidents and America's Game without having to read two separate books!

Based on the blog featured on ESPN Radio, National Public Radio, the BBC World Service, the Economist.com, the New Yorker, and elsewhere.

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To a boy like Steinberg, who grew up with action figures and three-inch-tall president statues who battled it out, it made perfect sense to create matchups between presidents and football games. Barack Obama is the 44th president, and early in his presidency came the 44th Super Bowl, so why not match each president with a Super Bowl game? President Washington, it turns out, wins round one: a monumental presidency, a letdown of a football game. Joe Montana led the San Francisco 49ers over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 16, but he didn't free the slaves—"It's Abraham Lincoln in a walkover." There were no scandals in game 37, so score a win for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over Richard Nixon. Each spread represents a game, with plenty of pictures and speech bubbles, as well as a scoreboard. Based on the America Bowl blog, this admittedly lightweight volume will teach a bit about presidents and football while offering the pure fun and goofiness intended by the author. (appendix) (Nonfiction. 7-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596436831
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Don Steinberg's writing has appeared in the New Yorker, GQ, Harper's, McSweeney's, Spy, Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Huffington Post, and other publications. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife and two sons.

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