Our Country's Presidents: All You Need to Know About the Presidents, From George Washington to Barack Obama

Our Country's Presidents: All You Need to Know About the Presidents, From George Washington to Barack Obama

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by Ann Bausum
     
 

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Forty-four men have taken up the responsibilities of the Presidency as the nation has grown from its colonial infancy into a modern superpower. They've faithfully executed the duties of the President—waged war, signed treaties, addressed Congress, and established government offices. But their impact goes far beyond the bounds of their job description.

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Overview

Forty-four men have taken up the responsibilities of the Presidency as the nation has grown from its colonial infancy into a modern superpower. They've faithfully executed the duties of the President—waged war, signed treaties, addressed Congress, and established government offices. But their impact goes far beyond the bounds of their job description.

Each President has left his mark on the history of the United States and on the lives of the American people.

Our Country's Presidents is packed with information about America's leaders. Find out why George Washington gave up his life as a Virginia planter to lead a nation, and why John Tyler was nicknamed "His Accidency." Walk with the Presidents through wars, depressions, civil rights movements, and the race for space. Romp with the Garfield kids in a White House pillow fight and mourn with the nation over John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Eight all-new pages will contain exciting information and new images, and, of course, Election 2012, and a brand-new profile and photographic portrait of the new President (if applicable). In-depth text and historic images combine to make this volume the definitive family reference guide to the fascinating lives of the Presidents of the United States.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Lavish use of period and modern illustrations, quotes, solid research, and the kind of offbeat facts so dear to readers young and older are included..." — Booklist(Review of 2004 Edition)
School Library Journal
Gr 5–9—Children will find this beautifully illustrated resource both eye-catching and informative. The presidents' stories, presented in chronological order, include stunning full-page replicas of official portraits, a fact box of important historical details during the presidency, additional prints-both color and black and white, diagrams, etc. The conversational text is clearly written and full of interesting facts about the men's personal lives, humorous incidents, political backgrounds, records, struggles, battles, successes, what they are most famous for, events that occurred during their administrations, and memorable quotes. Interspersed throughout are spreads that provide additional information on the executive branch of government, White House traditions such as the Easter egg roll, the first ladies, Christmas tree lighting, the vice-presidency, voting rights, campaign strategies and party politics, conventions, etc. Great for reports or personal interest, this resource will fill the bill for students, and please them as well. A chart of presidential election results from 1789 to the present, a detailed index, resource guide with web and book materials, and an extensive bibliography complete the volume.—Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426310898
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
122,741
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

ANN BAUSUM grew up with a love of research and American History. In this book she tackled each President as its own assignment, immersing herself in reference volumes, historical documents, and period anecdotes. Finding the facts that she knows kids will love is her favorite part of research. Ann is a multi-award winning author, with awards including the Orbis Pictus Recommended List, Book Links Best Books for the Classroom, Booklist Editor's Choice Top of the List Nonfiction, Notable Social Studies Trade Book of the Year, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, ALA Notable Books for Children, New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction, and more. The author lives in Beloit, WI.

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Our Country's Presidents: All You Need to Know about the Presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
OUR COUNTRY PRESIDENT'S by Ann Bausum is an interesting educational young readers/ children's book. A great educational and informative book filled with history, vivid pictures,our country's heartaches,struggles,and hope. A powerful book for all ages. An insightful and fascinating book of all 42 president's of the United States of America. I would highly recommend this title for not only children but for educators also. Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 5 HEAT RATING: NONE(YOUNG READERS/CHILDREN'S BOOKS) REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
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