I Wish I Knew That: U.S. Presidents: Cool Stuff You Need To Know

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Here is a look at the fascinating profiles of each of the 43 presidents, including the names of their pets! Sidebars are filled with fun and unusual information about our leaders-such as who appears on stamps and money-and "At a Glance" boxes provide birth date, political party, and other vital information, including that:

  • Thomas Jefferson, our third president, spoke six languages, invented many things (the swivel chair and the pedometer, to name two), and designed and built ...
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Overview

Here is a look at the fascinating profiles of each of the 43 presidents, including the names of their pets! Sidebars are filled with fun and unusual information about our leaders-such as who appears on stamps and money-and "At a Glance" boxes provide birth date, political party, and other vital information, including that:

  • Thomas Jefferson, our third president, spoke six languages, invented many things (the swivel chair and the pedometer, to name two), and designed and built not only Monticello (his rural home) but also the University of Virginia.
  • Theodore Roosevelt, was one of the nation's great hunters, and the Smithsonian is filled with hundreds of specimens from his safari in Africa. He was also our first environmentalist president, setting aside nearly 200 million acres for national parks and wildlife refuges.
You'll also find a section on "The First Ladies"-short takes on all the presidents' wives. The book ends with a special feature that's just in time for the 2012 election: how a president gets elected. From the first presidential election to recent recounts, this chapter clearly explains to a young audience how we choose the next leader of our country.

Includes over 100 whimsical illustrations!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606523605
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 2/2/2012
  • Series: Cool Stuff You Need to Know Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Randol is the author and editor of many books, including i before e (except after c): The Young Readers Edition and Redbook Mom’s Survival Guide. She lives outside of New York City with her family.

Andrew Pinder initially studied archaeology, and worked as an archaeologist and prehistorian, directing excavations and producing illustrations for museums, books and specialist publications. When he moved to Mallorca he began to work as an illustrator, painter and muralist. He has had numerous one man exhibitions on Mallorca and has work in various public and private collections. As an illustrator he has worked on more than twenty books, mainly for children, in Catalan, Spanish and English.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 George Washington 14

On the Money 17

Famous First Ladies: Martha Washington 18

2 John Adams 20

The White House: A Home for Our Presidents 22

3 Thomas Jefferson 21

Thomas Jefferson: Man of Many Talents 26

4 James Madison 28

Famous First Ladies: Dolley Madison 30

5 James Monroe 32

6 John Quincy Adams 31

7 Andrew Jackson 36

8 Martin Van Buren 38

9 William Henry Harrison 40

10 John Tyler 42

11 James K. Polk 44

12 Zachary Taylor 46

13 Millard Fillmore 48

Presidential Myths: The First Bathtub 50

14 Franklin Pierce 52

15 James Buchanan 54

16 Abraham Lincoln 56

The Gettysburg Address: A Few Words Never Forgotten 59

Famous First Ladies: Mary Todd Lincoln 60

17 Andrew Johnson 62

18 Ulysses S. Grant 64

White House Weddings: The Marriage Didn't Last 66

19 Rutherford B. Hayes 68

20 James A. Garfield 70

21 Chester A. Arthur 72

22 Stephen Grover Cleveland 74

23 Benjamin Harrison 76

24 Stephen Grover Cleveland 71

25 William McKinley 78

26 Theodore Roosevelt 80

Monuments to Our Presidents: Mighty Mount Rushmore 82

27 William H. Taft 84

28 Woodrow Wilson 86

Famous First Ladies: Edith Wilson 88

29 Warren G. Harding 90

30 Calvin Coolidge 92

31 Herbert Hoover 94

32 Franklin D. Roosevelt 96

On the Money 99

Famous First Ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt 100

33 Harry S. Truman 102

34 Dwight D. Eisenhower 104

Presidential Retreat: Country Home for Presidents 106

35 John F. Kennedy 108

Famous First Ladies: Jacqueline Kennedy 110

36 Lyndon B. Johnson 112

37 Richard M. Nixon 114

38 Gerald R. Ford 116

Famous First Ladies: Betty Ford 118

39 James Earl Carter 120

40 Ronald Reagan 122

41 George H.W. Bush 124

42 William J. Clinton 126

Famous First Ladies: Hillary Rodham Clinton 128

43 George W. Bush 130

The Election Process: The Road to the White House 132

44 Barack Obama 136

Air Force One: Wings for the President 138

Index 140

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Five star

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    Posted February 9, 2013

    It's bomb

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    Posted February 10, 2013

    Lius

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    Posted June 17, 2013

    what is

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Wow!

    I'm really enjoying this book. I'm an elementary school teacher so i'm familiar with many of the facts and events but love reading quotes from the presidents as well as some of the obscure facts about their personal lives.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    Interesting info you don't always here about all US presidents

    I bought this book as a gift for a somewhat mentally challenged individual who was interested in learning more about our presidents. It's easy to read - not too much in depth information - in a easily understood format. She loves it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    This isnt disneyland you tricked me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    fun and quick

    You get a quivk overview of the presidents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    I have a stupid mom ha ha! I have a stupid mom ha! ha!

    I have a stupid mom ha ha! Is that funny ha ha! Love Kayla Plewes.

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