The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents
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The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents

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by Wyatt Blassingame
     
 

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Entertaining, up-to-the minute, and easy-to-use, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents features a short, lively biography of every president from George Washington through the winner of the 2012 presidential election, plus a chapter on Election 2000—the "year of the chad." It includes concise descriptions of the major events, issues, and achievements of

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Entertaining, up-to-the minute, and easy-to-use, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents features a short, lively biography of every president from George Washington through the winner of the 2012 presidential election, plus a chapter on Election 2000—the "year of the chad." It includes concise descriptions of the major events, issues, and achievements of each administration, and is fully illustrated in black and white with engravings, cartoons, and photographs.  In-print and updated after every presidential election since 1968, it's an easy-to-use, affordable alternative to hardcover home reference books like National Geographic's Our Country's Presidents at $24.95. An invaluable resource that the whole family will turn to again and again, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents is American history in a nutshell.

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“Throughout more than 15 years of revisions, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents, first published in 1968, has remained a reliable resource for reference and browsing, offering comprehensive, informative profiles of American presidents. . . . Ann Bausum’s Our Country’s Presidents (National Geographic, 2001) and James Barber’s Presidents (DK, 2000) offer glossier formats with full-color illustrations, but they don’t diminish the appeal and usefulness of this book.”—School Library Journal
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-Throughout more than 15 years of revisions, this book, first published in 1968, has remained a reliable resource for reference and browsing, offering comprehensive, informative profiles of American presidents. The 1996 revision took readers only as far as Bill Clinton's election to a second term, but this latest edition offers a completely rewritten 10-page profile, including the scandals that led to his impeachment as well as the fiscal policies that led to the nation's economic boom and the president's consistently high approval ratings. This edition also has a 10-page profile of George W. Bush and a concluding chapter that discusses the controversial election of 2000. Ranging in length from two to five pages, the profiles of the first 41 presidents remain exactly as they were in previous editions. Except for the occasional broad generalization, such as the statement that "No President has ever worked harder than Cleveland," the writing is factual and unbiased, with insights about each man's intellectual and political prowess as well as his legacy as both a domestic and a world leader. Ann Bausum's Our Country's Presidents (National Geographic, 2001) and James Barber's Presidents (DK, 2000) offer glossier formats with full-color illustrations, but they don't diminish the appeal and usefulness of this book.- William McLoughlin, Brookside School, Worthington, OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679803584
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Series:
Look-It-Up Books Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
760,604
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 10.91(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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From the Publisher
“Throughout more than 15 years of revisions, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents, first published in 1968, has remained a reliable resource for reference and browsing, offering comprehensive, informative profiles of American presidents. . . . Ann Bausum’s Our Country’s Presidents (National Geographic, 2001) and James Barber’s Presidents (DK, 2000) offer glossier formats with full-color illustrations, but they don’t diminish the appeal and usefulness of this book.”—School Library Journal

Meet the Author

WYATT BLASSINGAME was the author of more than 600 stories and magazine articles, four adult novels, and more than 60 children's book—mostly about American history and animals. He died in 1985.

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'The Look-It-up book of Presidents'is a great book on the Presidents.This book talks about Preidents George Washington through Bill Clinton,and author Wyatt Blassinggame did an EXCELLENT job with his research.The pictures in this book are really good:The best pictures are of Bill Clinton when he was 17 years old shaking hands with President John F. Kennedy and a picture of Thomas Jefferson's home,Monticello.If you like Presidents you MUST get this book.Highly Recommended!