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Did George Washington really chop down the cherry tree?
How was James Madison a father if he didn't have any children?
Where in the White House did William Howard Taft get stuck?
Hail to the chief! The commander in chief is the leader of our nation—the president of the United States. Here's your chance to learn about the presidents' inaugurations and important political achievements, as well as their nicknames, hobbies—and even what kind of foods they did (and did not) eat. Discover how life in the White House has changed, and the diverse ways the First Ladies helped America.
Bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis packs fun facts and cool quotes into his signature question-and-answer format. Detailed timelines make it easy to follow the major landmarks in American history. Presidential portraits and humorous illustrations make the design very inviting.
Who knows? After you learn so much about the presidents, maybe you'll want to run for office someday, too!
Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of A Nation Rising; America's Hidden History; and Don't Know Much About® History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About® series for adults and children. A resident of New York City and Dorset, Vermont, Davis frequently appears on national television and radio and has been a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered. He blogs regularly at www.dontknowmuch.com.
“Reading Davis is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had.”
“A lighthearted look at the presidency and the men who have held the office.”
-School Library Journal