In the Line of Fire: Presidents' Lives at Stake

In the Line of Fire: Presidents' Lives at Stake

by Judith St. George




The American presidency is the most powerful position in the world. It is also one of the most dangerous. In the two centuries since the office was established, four presidents have been assassinated: Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John Kennedy. Seven other attempts have been made on the lives of the presidents. Award-winning author Judith St. George examines each assassination, as well as the life and career of the president, the assassin's motivation, the policies of the newly sworn-in vice-president, and the effect each assassination had on the nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823414284
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 10/06/1999
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Table of Contents

1."Who Is Dead in the White House?"15
2.The Summer of the President37
3."Nearer My God to Thee"59
4.The Eternal Flame81
5.The Survivors101
Author's Note129
Principal Bibliography133
Illustration Credits136

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In the Line of Fire Presidents' Lives at Stake 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lpeal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is about all of the President's who has been assinated or attempted to be assiganated. It talks about how difficult it is protecting the American President. I loved this book and so will kids. This would be a great book when learning about the presidents'
ojchase on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I remember it being interesting, but I don't remember any more than that.....I need to reread it....