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This updated edition of the SCHOLASTIC ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE PRESIDENTS features updated information about the 2004 presidential election and a brand-new, full-color design!

The Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times documents the tenure of each of the American presidents. It also includes information about the headlines, people, and fads that were defining America during each presidency. It is an easy-to-use resource that ...

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Overview

This updated edition of the SCHOLASTIC ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE PRESIDENTS features updated information about the 2004 presidential election and a brand-new, full-color design!

The Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times documents the tenure of each of the American presidents. It also includes information about the headlines, people, and fads that were defining America during each presidency. It is an easy-to-use resource that reflects events through the election of the next president in the 2004 election.

Each profile includes a fact box that lists the president's birthday, birthplace, vice president, wife, children, and nickname. It also lists the president's full name and years he was in office.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
This encyclopedic look at American history uses the Presidents, their campaigns and elections, and their historical legacies as a lens through which to view the events that have shaped our country. The book begins with the inauguration of George Washington in 1789 and ends with the beginning of President Clinton's second term of office, in 1997. On its chock-full pages, readers will find facts about the presidents and their families, significant national events of the times, and slices of everyday life during each presidential term. The information is accessible both to browser and researcher thanks to clear writing and careful page organization which uses colored print and shaded boxes to direct readers' attention. 1997 (orig.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
With roughly one page devoted to each year since Washington's inauguration in 1789, David Rubel's book is an easy-to-read compendium that documents the progress and problems of each president's term and makes clear that our country has faced difficulties throughout its history. An attractively designed volume, the text is set in blue ink on ivory stock with red highlights-its sidebars, subheadings, archival prints and photographs serve as both illustrations and elements that facilitate scanning. In addition to a comprehensive index, Mr. Rubel includes a chart of the popular and electoral votes of both winners and losers of every election.
School Library Journal
Gr 4 UpThis revision of the 1994 volume presents new information and a plethora of pertinent changes. This user-friendly resource, which lucidly examines the political and personal lives of the U.S. Presidents, and the headlines, historical movements, and personalities, etc., that shaped their administrations, has a broader scope. Coverage begins with George Washington and ends with the commencement of Bill Clinton's second term. U.S. and international events that left an indelible impression on the mid-1990s, such as the Oklahoma City bombing, the war in Bosnia, and the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, are vividly documented. Rubel also addresses the political issues, policies, and personalities that shaped the 1996 Presidential campaign and provides the results of this election. An engagingly written section presents an overview of the history of the White House. Charts, tables, and maps are updated, and the index has been expanded. Small black-and-white photos and reproductions add interest. A handsome new cover design completes the package.Hillary Jan Donitz-Goldstein, New York Public Library
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This encyclopedia is organized chronologically, beginning in 1789 with George Washington and ending in 1994 with President Bill Clinton. Entries vary from one page for William Henry Harrison to 12 for FDR, reflecting the length of the president's term. If students want to ascertain who was president during a particular year, they need only turn to the page for that year and find the name. The book incorporates the life of each president as part of the larger story of the U.S. Major events that occurred during each president's tenure are noted, as well as important people from that particular period of time Each entry includes the president's birth date and place, death, party, vice president, family-member names, and nickname. A four-page chart of presidential election results is found at the end of the book. It includes the president and vice president, term, election year, candidates, popular and electoral votes, and the president's birthplace. Throughout the book certain words are highlighted in red, indicating that the subject is discussed in greater detail in another section of the book. Using the subject index at the end of the book, a student can find the entry for the more detailed discussion, which is also highlighted. Black-and-white photographs of events and people, political cartoons, artifacts reflecting the period in history, as well as maps detailing the growth of our country can be found throughout the book This is an attractive, inexpensive resource for elementary school students, providing concise information in an easy-to-read format. It is recommended for the children's section of public libraries and elementary school media centers that lack the financial resources to buy individual books on each president.
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2001 Edition
In updating his Encyclopedia of the Presidents, Rubel presents us with less a collective biography of the 43 leaders of our country than a survey of American history focusing on the political struggle that takes place every four years. Each page of the book represents a year in that history. Basic information is given for each president, as is one interesting bit of trivia and a very brief discussion of his early life, Whereas the main text concentrates on the president and national concerns, sidebars offer snapshots of the popular culture of the time: inventions, personalities, entertainment, fads. Many years also include a faked newspaper headline of a real historic event. These are not actual primary sources-something students may need to be alerted to. Each presidential campaign, including candidates and issues, is also described succinctly. Only five pages have changed significantly since the 1997 edition, but these pages include Clinton's impeachment (dealing delicately but honestly with the scandal), Columbine, Y2K, genetic research, the contested 2000 election, and "W" Bush. Appendices include a table of presidential elections and a history of the White House. Many well-chosen illustrations appear throughout. If you have the only 1994 edition, definitely update! If you have the 1997 edition, add the 2001 edition to your reference shelf. Recommended.
-Library Talk, November/December 2001

1997 Revised Edition:

The revision of the 1994 volume presents new information and a plethora of pertinent changes. This user-friendly resource, which lucidly examines the political and personal lives of the U.S. Presidents, and the headlines, historical movements, and personalities, etc., that shaped their administrations, has a broader scope. Coverage begins with George Washington and ends with the commencement of Bill Clinton's second term. . . . An engagingly written section presents an overview of the White House. Charts, tables, and maps are updated, and the index has been expanded. Small black-and-white photos and reproductions add interest. A handsome new cover design completes the package.
-School Library Journal

1994 Edition:

This encyclopedia is organized chronologically, beginning in 1789 with George Washington and and ending in 1994 with President Bill Clinton. Entries vary from one page for William Henry Harrison to 12 for FDR, reflecting the length of the President's term. If students want to ascertain who was president during a particular year, they need only to turn the page for that year and find the name. The book incorporates the life of each president as part of the larger story of the U.S. Major events that ocurred during each president's tenure are noted, as well as important people from that particular period of time.
Each entry includes the president's birth date and place, death, party, vice president, family-member names, and nickname. A four-page chart of presidential election results is found at the end of the book. It includes the president and vice president, term, election year, candidates, popular and electoral votes, and president's birthplace. Throughout the book certain words are highlighted in red, indicating that the subject is discussed in greater detail in another section of the book. Using the subject index at the end of the book, a student can find an entry for the more detailed discussion, which is also highlighted. Black-and-white photographs of events and people, political cartoons, articles reflecting the period in history, as well as maps detailing the growth of our country can be found throughout the book.
This is an attractive, inexpensive resource for elementary school students, providing concise information in an easy-to-read format. It is recommended for the children's section of public libraries and elementary school media centers that lack the financial r

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439283236
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.26 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author


A nationally recognized author, speaker, and historian, David Rubel writes enduring books of American history. His collaborators have included Pulitzer Prize-winners Joseph J. Ellis and James M. McPherson, Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein, and President Jimmy Carter.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2005

    Great pictures

    I found this book very informative on a basic level. If you want to get more in depth on each president then you need to get a biography. But if you are looking for a small review on each president, and the things that happened during their presidency and life, this is a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2005

    OUTSTANDING

    I just love this book! It talks about all 43 presidents of the United States. My favorite president I have to say is John Fitzgerald Kennedy. And my favorite First Lady is Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Well this book does not only talk about presidents it also talks about Houdini,Babe Ruth, Elvis,Jackie Robinson,Martin Luther King, and much more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2002

    A Must for All History Buffs

    I love presidential politics and the history of this great office. This is a great informational book for all of those willing and wanting to learn more about the people that have shaped our nation.

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