Every four years Americans go to the polls to elect a leader--a personage of unimpeachable sobriety and moral standing who will serve as a paragon for the rest of us. But truth be told, presidents and their families are people too--with quirks and character flaws like everyone else. Now all we need is one that's strictly about the first ladies. No, seriously aside from needing a fact check once in a while, this book was really interesting read.
Most history books do not even come close to touching on the those we have called commander-in-chief.
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And no, Obama did not make this book. Here are some of my favs from this enlightening perusal of scrutinizing presidential facts: Truman does not mean anything. He had not middle name. I was laughing from page to page. Much of the information is truly interesting and makes one wonder what else ye old history books forgot to mention. I really like the book and it is fun to read all the historical trivia. I agree about the fact checking others have commented about.
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The author mentions Buchanan was president when the Confederacy Seceded some states seceded before Lincoln's inauguration some after and that Buchanan was President when Fort Sumpter was fired on. For a light, fun, and educational read, check out Oval Office Oddities.
It tells interesting and funny stories about our nation's Presidents. The chapters are divided by topic such as Presidential firsts, Presidential peculiarities, and Presidents as people. You'll find out what interesting hobbies Presidents had, as well as who was having extramarital affairs, and what kind of pets they had. Calvin Coolidge had a pet raccoon named Rebecca This book is a great conversation starter and good for history fans who don't have much time for a long historical narrative. One person found this helpful.
I give this book 4 stars for ONE big error, and it is on page 41 the author states that Kennedy's grave and flame are at the National Cemetery in Bethesda, Md. I'm not sure who did the fact checking for this book but this is one that never should have made into print and should have been noticed.
A good beach or airplane book as it does not strain the brain and is written in a light and entertaining style not dry as so other books and is a book for a general intro to U. Presidents and the Oval Office. This was a fun and light read. As with many other reveiws I read about this author he needs to gets his facts correct. I found another one besides the kennedy grave, he states that the pres and vice pres can't be from the same state, not true, the electors of a state can't vote for a pres and vp both from their home state.
Anyway, I don't understand why the author doesn't spend a few minutes looking up the facts. But there are still lots of entertaining items to read. An entertaining and fascinating compendium of Presidential facts. This is a great recommendation for people just starting to take an interest in learning about American history, but is just as enjoyable for the American History buff. Bill Fawcett's books are always a hit with me. See all 7 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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