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The American Presidents

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In this fascinating book of presidential profiles, you will meet the 42 men who have shaped the Presidencyand the course of our country. From George Washington to George W. Bush, here are the stories of their trials and triumphs, their ambitions and achievements.

Revised and updated informal profiles of the 40 American presidents.

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Overview

In this fascinating book of presidential profiles, you will meet the 42 men who have shaped the Presidencyand the course of our country. From George Washington to George W. Bush, here are the stories of their trials and triumphs, their ambitions and achievements.

Revised and updated informal profiles of the 40 American presidents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385147378
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/1979
  • Edition description: REV

Table of Contents

Foreword
George Washington 1
John Adams 17
Thomas Jefferson 26
James Madison 39
James Monroe 47
John Quincy Adams 55
Andrew Jackson 62
Martin Van Buren 77
William Henry Harrison 84
John Tyler 89
James Knox Polk 94
Zachary Taylor 100
Millard Fillmore 106
Franklin Pierce 111
James Buchanan 119
Abraham Lincoln 126
Andrew Johnson 142
Ulysses S. Grant 150
Rutherford B. Hayes 157
James A. Garfield 164
Chester A. Arthur 170
Grover Cleveland 175
Benjamin Harrison 189
William McKinley 196
Theodore Roosevelt 204
William Howard Taft 217
Woodrow Wilson 224
Warren Gamaliel Harding 239
Calvin Coolidge 250
Herbert Clark Hoover 258
Franklin Delano Roosevelt 267
Harry S. Truman 278
Dwight David Eisenhower 291
John Fitzgerald Kennedy 302
Lyndon Baines Johnson 314
Richard Milhous Nixon 328
Gerald Rudolph Ford 364
Jimmy Carter 383
Ronald Reagan 410
George Herbert Walker Bush 433
William Jefferson Clinton 460
Key Facts About the Presidents 481
First Ladies and Wives of the Presidents 484
Vice Presidents 487
Presidential Elections 490
Cabinets and Leading Officials 494
Political Control of Congress: 1789-1987 521
Presidents of Congress: 1774 to 1789 530
The Making of the Presidency 531
Presidential Historic Sites 550
Index 569
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