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Author Stadelmann, Marcus A. (Marcus Alexander), 1963- author.

Title U. S. presidents / by Marcus A. Stadelmann, PhD.

Publication Info. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  973.099 STA 2020    DUE 06-22-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition Second edition.
Description xvii, 460 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series For dummies
--For dummies.
Summary Which one was the tallest? Which one fought a duel? Which had liquor smuggled into the White House during Prohibition? And why is the president even called the president in the first place? From periwigs and knee breeches to the 24-hour news cycle and presidential Tweets, the fascinating and colorful stories of the 45 incumbents are a powerful lens through which to view U.S. history and get insight into the present. Accessible biographies of all presidents Sidebars, timelines, and photos. Lists of best and worst administrations. Includes access to bonus online content, including quizzes galore to help build retention
Contents Part 1: Understanding U.S. presidents. Presidents and the presidency ; Presidential rankings and evaluations. -- Part 2: Starting with known quantities: Washington to John Quincy Adams. Starting well with George Washington ; The authoritarian and the philosopher: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson ; Prominent but ineffective: Madison, Monroe, and John Quincy Adams. -- Part 3: Enduring the best and the worst: Jackson to Buchanan. Standing firm: Andrew Jackson ; Forgettable: Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, and Tyler ; Dreaming of California: James K. Polk ; Working up to the Civil War: Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, and Buchanan. -- Part 4: Becoming a force in the world: Lincoln to Hoover. Preserving the union: Abraham Lincoln ; Reconstructing the country: Johnson, Grant, and Hayes ; Closing out the century: Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, and Benjamin Harrison ; Influencing the world: McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, and Taft ; Protecting democracy: Woodrow Wilson ; Roaring through the '20s with Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. -- Part 5: Instituting the imperial presidency: Franklin Roosevelt to Richard Nixon. Boosting the country and bringing back beer: Franklin D. Roosevelt ; Stopping the buck at Harry Truman ; Liking Ike: Dwight David Eisenhower ; Fulfilling family expectations: John Fitzgerald Kennedy ; Fighting the might and right: Lyndon Johnson ; Covering up: Richard Nixon. -- Part 6: Changing the dynamics: Gerald Ford to Donald J. Trump. The career politician and the peanut farmer: Ford and Carter ; A starring role for Ronald Reagan ; Acting out: George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton ; Getting the call: George W. Bush ; Breaking tradition: Barack H. Obama ; A billionaire at the White House: Donald John Trump. -- Part 7: The part of tens. The ten best presidents -- The ten worst presidents -- Ten presidential libraries worth visiting.
Subject Presidents -- United States -- History.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title U. S. presidents for dummies
United States presidents
United States presidents for dummies
ISBN 9781119654537 (paperback)
111965453X (paperback)

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