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Children's LiteratureFrom George Washington to George W. Bush, this book offers a painless and easy-to-understand introduction to the office of the United States President. The book begins with a brief discussion of the U.S. Constitution and the three branches of government, and goes on to include such varied topics as where the president works, what it means to run for president, and who the people are that help the president do his job. Two times of crisis for United States presidents are examined-the attacks of September eleventh and the outbreak of the Civil War-along with discussions about how the presidents handled these crises. Included are a list of interesting presidential facts, a schedule of a typical day for a modern U.S. president, a glossary and an index. As part of the "America's Leaders" series by Blackbirch Press, this book offers students of all ages a well-written, interesting jumping off point for understanding the workings of the United States government. 2002, Blackbirch Press/The Gale Group Inc, Ages 8 to 12.
— Rebecca Watson