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By Patrick Sauer

Whereas there arey a few overviews of the forty-one Presidents of the U.S. released for the juvenile industry, few grownup books supply a easy examine every one guy and his presidency, the context of his time and the key occasions that formed him. "The whole Idiot's consultant to American Presidents" does simply that. you will know about every one president via timelines, pictures, trivialities and different information.

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337 A Last-Gasp Effort 337 Innocuous Beginnings 338 Getting to the Bottom of the Bottle 339 Nowhere to Go but Up 340 Civil War Hero 340 Vicksburg 341 Supreme Commander 341 Grant Leads the Union Victory 342 From Hero to Goat in Eight Short Years 342 A Shaky Start 343 Grant's Gaffs 343 Grant's Gains 344 Hero of Appomattox and His Unheroic Underlings 345 A Warm Welcome 346 Getting Fried with a Little Help from Their Friends 346 26 Trouble at the Top: Andrew Johnson and Richard Nixon 347 The Tailor's Apprentice 347 Union, Yes!

If he had had an enormous ego, he could have enlisted the majority of the colonialists to support whatever type of position he felt he deserved. So, by following Article II, Section I, of the Constitution, "The Executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America," he made possible the conception of the office. On the flip side, Washington may have been the only man respected enough to be given the opportunity to try out this new President of the United States thing. Would the Southern states have trusted Alexander Hamilton?

In addition to all the explanation and information, this book contains other political, historical, familial, and comical nuggets to enhance your enjoyment of learning about the leaders of the free world. Here's how you can recognize these features: Page xx Acknowledgments I would like to thank Randy Ladenheim-Gil, Christy Wagner, and Tom Stevens for their assistance in bringing this book to fruition; Mom for taking me to see Jimmy Carter when I still considered myself "undecided"; Daniel because I said I would; Gerald Boschert for historical perspective; and Kim for listening to a constant stream of unnecessary trivia about a bunch of dead white guys.

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