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If you want the complete take on U. S. presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush, you’ll appreciate U. S. Presidents for Dummies. Written in a lively style by a history professor at the University of Texas, this fun guidebook of chief executives is packed with information, factoids, and memorable quotes. Inside, you’ll find out which president:
U. S. Presidents for Dummies offers a wealth of knowledge on what it takes to be the leader of the free world, and who has stepped up to the challenge. Dividing the ranks of presidents into chronological groups for a broader, historical understanding of the office, this book discusses:
A treasury of information, this book features an easy-to-comprehend style and sharp historical analysis. Sidebars, photos, timelines, and best and worst lists make U. S. Presidents for Dummies a historical blast to read and a must-have for understanding the state of both yesterday’s and today’s union.
Chapter 16: Boosting the Country and Bringing Back Beer: Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Chapter 17: Stopping the Buck at Harry Truman.
Chapter 18: Liking Ike: Dwight David Eisenhower.
Chapter 19: Fulfilling Family Expectations: John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Chapter 20: Fighting for Might and Right: Lyndon Johnson.
Chapter 21: Covering Up: Richard Nixon.
Part VI: Changing the Dynamics: Gerald Ford to George W. Bush.
Chapter 22: The Career Politician and the Peanut Farmer: Ford and Carter.
Chapter 23: A Starring Role for Ronald Reagan.
Chapter 24: Acting Out: George Bush and Bill Clinton.
Chapter 25: Getting the Call: George W. Bush.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 26: The Ten Best Presidents.
Chapter 27: The Ten Worst Presidents.
Chapter 28: Ten Presidential Libraries Worth Visiting.
Appendix: Presidential Facts.
Posted January 27, 2012