J. Stephen Lang, who earned a master's degree in print communications from Wheaton College, is a former book editor. He has written several trivia books, including The Complete Book of Bible Trivia , The Complete Book of Confederate Trivia , and The Big Book of American Trivia.
The Complete Book of Presidential Triviaby J. Lang
This entertaining collection of questions and answers about America's leaders provides hours of brain-teasing fun for readers. Every conceivable subject is included, from scandals, pre-White House life, campaigns, military matters, and the cabinets, to notable quotes and notable women (wives and otherwise). Also included are tributes and memorials, as well as books and films about the presidents.
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My husband and I are both big quiz show fans, and this book fits us to a T, which is why we take it along on car trips. The questions cover every category imaginable, from the historic to the trivial (even scandals). I gather from the copyright date that this must've been published just after W was elected, so there aren't many questions about him, but otherwise no complaints about this book that is hard to put down.
We have had some real rogues as presidents and some real heroes as well, and this quiz book covers all of them, 'warts and all.' We bought this book to take along on road trips with our kids, and we have truly enjoyed this as a painless and even fun way to browse through history. One of the neat things about this book is that it has plenty of questions about the lesser known presidents (Fillmore, Pierce, Taylor) as well as the 'biggies' like FDR and Jefferson. Just as a warning to parents, there is a section of the book dealing with presidential adultery, but it is pretty G-rated, and I doubt anything in the book would shock contemporary kids.
OK, I admit there are a lot of our presidents I didn't particularly like, but they are great fun to read about anyway. I think this book captures some of that interest, with the author delving into the presidents' personal lives, including their childhoods, college years, military backgrounds, etc. It is well organized by topics, and it sheds a lot of light on some of the lesser known guys like Fillmore. This is a good book to carry along on a road trip as we did, asking questions along the way.
We bought this before a long road trip, took it along in the van, thoroughly enjoyed it. We've been home-schooling two of our kids, and apparently they knew more about the US presidents than we ever suspected. There are great questions and answers here about the presidents, including their personal lives, but nothing that would embarrass parents of young kids. We are all movie buffs, so the section about movies concerning the presidents was a lot of fun.
I teach US history, and I like quiz books like this as ways to kick off class discussions. I find the students enjoy questions about the presidents' personal lives. Probably the neatest thing about this book is the last section, where there are 20 questions about each president, in order.
Really enjoyed the mix of topics--scandals, family life, political campaigns, weird hobbies, the whole nine yards. I picked up lots of odd tidbits I never knew before. I think this would be good for people who are hard to shop for because most people are interested in the presidents.