Presidential Trivia Revised and Updated: The Feats, Fates, Families, Foibles, and Firsts of Our American Presidents

Presidential Trivia Revised and Updated: The Feats, Fates, Families, Foibles, and Firsts of Our American Presidents

by Richard Lederer, Art Parts, Black Eye Design
     
 

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Presidential Trivia

The Feats, Fates, Families, Foibles, and Firsts of Our American Presidents

Revised and Updated

From the beloved Richard Lederer comes another kind of trivia book—Presidential Trivia. In it you’ll find all the details about the lives of the United States presidents. It answers such questions as: Who was the first president

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Presidential Trivia

The Feats, Fates, Families, Foibles, and Firsts of Our American Presidents

Revised and Updated

From the beloved Richard Lederer comes another kind of trivia book—Presidential Trivia. In it you’ll find all the details about the lives of the United States presidents. It answers such questions as: Who was the first president to be assassinated? Who was the first president to be born an American citizen? Who was the first to be impeached? It also answers less important but certainly interesting questions such as: Who was our fattest president? Our tallest? Who played golf? Who played poker?

Filled with games, anagrams, poems, speeches, and an abundance of tidbits, details, and fascinating facts, this book is perfect for the novice to the history buff.

From politics and policy to presidential nicknames and White House pets, Presidential Trivia has everything you ever wanted to know about our presidents, and then some.

Fascinating facts and historical trivia about our presidential personas—newly updated to include the 2008 presidential election results

Richard Lederer is the author of more than 3,000 books and articles about language. His syndicated column, “Looking at
Language,” appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been elected Punster of the Year and has been profiled in The New Yorker, People, and the National Enquirer. Lederer hosts A Way With Words on weekend public radio. He lives with his wife in San Diego.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423606017
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
02/19/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
498,206
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 6.94(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series. He is founding cohost of A Way with Words on public radio and his syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He lives in San Diego.

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Who was the first president born a united states citizen?

Martin Van Buren (1837–1841), our eighth president, entered the earthly stage on December 5, 1782, making him the first president born after the Declaration of Independence was signed. Eight presidents were born before 1776 as British subjects—George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams,
Andrew Jackson, and, after Van Buren, William Henry Harrison. To put it another way, eight of our first nine presidents were not born in the United States; they were born in the American Colonies.

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