Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents

Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents

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Which president broke the law to prevent enslaved people from being freed? Who said, qWhen the president does it, that means it's not illegalq? Why does America have a president? From the heated debates among the framers of the Constitution in 1787 over an qelected king, q to the creation of the presidency, and on through rich profiles of each man who has held the office, New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis takes readers on a guided tour of American history. Examining each chief executive, from the low lights to the bright lights, the memorable to the forgettable and the forgotten, Davis tells all the stories, offering rich anecdotes about real people. He also charts the history of the presidency itself, debunking myths and grading the presidents from A+ to F. For history buffs and history-phobes alike, this entertaining book may change your understanding of the highest office in the land throughout more than two hundred years of history.Kenneth C. Davis. 3. ... Truman quotes arefromJames David Barber, ThePresidential Character, andHopeRidings Miller, Scandals in the ... a€œSpecial MessagetotheCongresson GreeceandTurkey: The Truman Doctrine, a€ retrieved from Harry S. Truman Library ... Chance for Peacea€ speech, April 16, 1953, retrieved from ... Elizabeth Drew, RichardM.

Title:Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2012-09-18

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