Hosted by Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and featuring an impressive list of celebrity cameos, The Great American History Quiz program debuted on the History Channel, and the response was so great that the History Channel decided to turn it into a quarterly hour-long show. The Great American History Quiz trivia books tie in to this series, now hosted by beloved comedian Chevy Chase, and will contain the questions and answers featured on the show. Readers will be able to test their knowledge of American History from the basic to the arcane.
The Presidents, focuses on the presidents that have shaped the course of events in American History. For example:
-- The first vice-president to become president upon the death of the president was John Tyler. Which president (who only served one month) did he succeed? (answer: William Henry Harrison)
-- Who was the first president to survive an assassination attempt? (answer: Andrew Jackson)