Presidents' Day

The President Has Been Shot! True Stories of the Attacks on ten U.S. Presidents

By Rebecca Jones

Go to catalog

Nothing stuns the country like the death of its leader. Four U.S. presidents have been killed in office, and attempts have been made on six other presidents' lives. These events are covered in a highly readable style, with fascinating details about the assailants and the attacks, straightforward presentation of conspiracy theories, and abundant use of prints and photographs from newspapers and magazines.

Reserve this title

The President's Cabinet and How It Grew

By Nancy Winslow Parker

Go to catalog

Who are the president's closest advisors?
This book outlines the purpose and historical development of the President's cabinet, and explains the functions of each cabinet post.

Reserve this title

The Smithsonian Book of the First Ladies: Their Lives, Times, and Issues

By Edith P. Mayo

Go to catalog

Illustrated with photos and artwork from the Smithsonian Institution, this essential volume not only documents the lives of the presidents' wives (or official hostesses), it also explores these 45 women's achievements in the White House and beyond.

Reserve this title

Young Oxford Companion to the Presidency of the United States

By Richard M. Pious

Go to catalog

An alphabetical listing and explanation of terms relating to the Presidency, including the presidents and vice-presidents, the White House, presidential history, powers, policymaking, agencies, theories, advisors, accountability, and elections.

Reserve this title