Hammond's Book of the Presidents

Hammond's Book of the Presidents

by Nancy J. Hajeski
     
 
Hammond Book of the Presidents invites children to get to know the men who have led the US from a struggling band of thirteen colonies to the world's greatest superpower. Each president is given either one or two spreads and is listed chronologically and divided into broad historical periods. The book also focuses on the human side of the presidents with a story of

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Hammond Book of the Presidents invites children to get to know the men who have led the US from a struggling band of thirteen colonies to the world's greatest superpower. Each president is given either one or two spreads and is listed chronologically and divided into broad historical periods. The book also focuses on the human side of the presidents with a story of each president's life, the state of the country while he led it and interesting stories about family members.

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School Library Journal

Gr 4-8

This introduction to each president serves as a solid basis for research. Most subjects are covered on a single spread, with biographical information opposite boxes that provide family details, assorted facts, and a time line. The book is divided into seven sections ("The Founding Presidents," "Cold War Presidents," etc.), each of which opens with an overview describing the crucial issues and historical context of the subjects' times. Clearly written narratives cover career highlights chronologically, with enough information provided for readers to grasp the general character and key actions of each figure. Controversies and failures are noted but not dwelt upon, and each leader's strengths are mentioned, even if his overall accomplishments were unremarkable. Themed articles are interspersed throughout, dealing with general topics such as First Ladies, assassinations, and vice presidents. These note general trends and highlight some commonalities and differences over time. The uncluttered layout includes black-and-white and color photographs and paintings, usually several per spread. An accessible, appealing resource.-Steven Engelfried, Multnomah County Library, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780843718485
Publisher:
Hammond World Atlas Corporation
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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