Which President Killed a Man?: Tantalizing Trivia and Fun Facts about Our Chief Executives and First Ladies

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Overview

  1. Which president killed a man?
  2. Which president had just fathered an illegitimate child when he entered the White House?
  3. Which first lady taught her husband how to read and write?
  4. Which president broke his arm jumping out of a window to escape his mistress's husband?
  5. Which president's daughter married another president's grandson?
  6. Who was the only president to be preceded and succeeded by the same man?
  7. Which president had a secret operation performed to remove a cancerous jaw?
  8. Which president's last words were "My nourishment is palatable."

Written by a White House speechwriter who actually served five presidents, this irresistible collection of presidential trivia reveals the more colorful side of American history. Following a Q&A format and organized around 31 themes, Which President Killed a Man? will captivate trivia fans and history buffs of every political persuasion.

Answers:

  1. Andrew Jackson
  2. Warren Harding
  3. Andrew Johnson's wife Eliza
  4. Thomas Jefferson
  5. Richard Nixon
  6. Benjamin Harrison
  7. Grover Cleveland
  8. Millard Fillmore

James Humes was a White House speechwriter for Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. He assisted former President Ford in writing his memoirs, A Time to Heal, and is the author of more than thirty books, including his autobiography, Confessions of a White House Ghost Writer. Currently Ryals Professor of Leadership and Language at the University of Southern Colorado, he has appeared on "Today," "Good Morning America," CNN, "Larry King Live," and hundreds of radio shows. Mr. Humes makes his home in Pueblo, Colorado.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780071402231
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

James Humes was a White House speechwriter for Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. He assisted former President Ford in writing his memoirs, A Time to Heal, and is the author of more than thirty books, including his autobiography, Confessions of a White House Ghost Writer. Currently Ryals Professor of Leadership and Language at the University of Southern Colorado, he has appeared on "Today," "Good Morning America," CNN, "Larry King Live," and hundreds of radio shows. Mr. Humes makes his home in Pueblo, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Administration Milestones 1
Age 7
The Arts 10
Birth and Death 22
Curiosities 28
Education 40
Elections 47
Family 54
First Ladies 64
Food and Wine 79
Geography 86
Inaugurations 93
Last Words 100
Media Milestones 104
Memorable Sayings 107
Military Affairs 114
Nicknames 122
Occupational Backgrounds 126
Personal Achievements 130
Personal Style 135
Pets and Animals 139
Physical Features 146
Political Potpourri 152
Presidential Appointments 158
Public Offices Held 165
Religion 169
Royalty 176
Sports 181
Stage and Screen 188
Traditions and Rituals 191
Transportation 194
Vice Presidents 198
What Others Said 205
Would You Believe? 217
Bibliography 227
Index 229
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