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

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

by James C. Humes, William Bramhall
     
 
  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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071402231
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
10/28/2002
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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