Mr. President: A Book of U.S. Presidents

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Hail to the chief! The highest title in the United States belongs to the president. Here, readers will learn about all the inspiring individuals who've occupied the Oval Office--from George Washington to the president elected in 2012! Chock-full of information, this accessible book ...

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The new edition of a popular favorite, this digest-sized, easy-to-read book features summaries of each president and his term of office--from George Washington to the president elected in 2012!

Hail to the chief! The highest title in the United States belongs to the president. Here, readers will learn about all the inspiring individuals who've occupied the Oval Office--from George Washington to the president elected in 2012! Chock-full of information, this accessible book chronicles each president's life and times, and even highlights some funny anecdotes. The process of electing a president is clearly explained, as is the job of a president. Freshly updated for 2012, the cover will feature the newly elected commander in chief!

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Gr 4-7 Direct writing marks this collective biography, written for a younger audience than Beard's The Presidents in American History Messner, 1985. Sullivan provides three- to four-page individual summaries of the Presidents' lives, illustrated with portraits of the Presidents and reproductions that illuminate the times in which they lived. These profiles are accompanied by lists of biographical facts and key events during each administration. They are preceded by an overview of the electoral process today and the President's duties; this section is divided by frequent subheadings that help make the information more easily retrievable. The text is set in a large typeface, and much white space gives the book a clean look that browsers will find attractive. Sullivan does not go into as much detail as Beard, and he does not address the Cabinet other than to cite its current make-up, but the information he includes is factual and appropriate for report writing. David Gale, ``School Library Journal''
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545495943
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Author George Edward Sullivan was born on August 11, 1927, in Lowell, MA. Between 1945 and 1948, he was in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a journalist. He has written over 200 nonfiction books for children and young adults on a wide variety of topics. In 2005, his book BUILT TO LAST was honored with the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Sullivan is a member of PEN, Authors Guild, Authors League of America, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in New York with his wife.
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Table of Contents

Some Facts About Electing the President 7

The President in Office 22

George Washington 26

John Adams 30

Thomas Jefferson 33

James Madison 37

James Monroe 40

John Quincy Adams 43

Andrew Jackson 46

Martin Van Buren 49

William Henry Harrison 52

John Tyler 55

James Knox Polk 58

Zachary Taylor 61

Millard Fillmore 63

Franklin Pierce 66

James Buchanan 69

Abraham Lincoln 73

Andrew Johnson 78

Ulysses Simpson Grant 81

Rutherford Birchard Hayes 85

James Abram Garfield 88

Chester Alan Arthur 91

Grover Cleveland 94

Benjamin Harrison 97

William McKinley 100

Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt 102

William Howard Taft 106

Woodrow Wilson 109

Warren Gamaliel Harding 113

John Calvin Coolidge 115

Herbert Clark Hoover 119

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 123

Harry S Truman 128

Dwight (Ike) David Eisenhower 132

John (Jack) Fitzgerald Kennedy 136

Lyndon Baines Johnson 140

Richard Milhous Nixon 143

Gerald Rudolph Ford 147

James (Jimmy) Earl Carter, Jr. 150

Ronald Reagan 154

George Herbert Walker Bush 158

William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton 162

George Walker Bush 168

Barack Obama 176

Fun Facts About the Presidents 184

Presidents of the United States 186

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  • Posted January 22, 2009

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    Reviewed by Lauren Ashley for TeensReadToo.com

    MR. PRESIDENT is a short book perfect for anyone who wants to know the basics of how one becomes president, as well as some good information on the 44 we've had so far (yes, that includes Barack Obama!). <BR/><BR/>For this type of book, Mr. Sullivan did a very good job, giving information in an easy-to-understand way. It's a fast read that gives more insight into major events through certain President's careers, fun facts about different Heads of State, and even sheds some light on certain "unknown" presidents that might not come up much. <BR/><BR/>As for the fun facts, you'll find out who the tallest and shortest presidents were, who had the most eccentric pets in the White House, and even who the first woman to run for president was (hint: It's not Hillary Clinton!). <BR/><BR/>Overall, I think this is a really well-written resource book that's great for middle school readers learning Presidential history, or even someone older who wants to brush up on their facts!

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