Presidents

Funny Letters from Famous People

By Charles Osgood, editor

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This is a selective gathering of humorous letters written by famous denizens of show business and the arts, celebrated writers, politicians, and American Presidents.

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White House Q and A

By Smithsonian

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Was the White House always white? Did someone actually burn down the White House? Is it true that a person went skinny-dipping in a White House fountain? More than 200 years old, the White House is no ordinary house. The site of many significant moments in American history, this is certainly a home of great importance. Get an insider's tour of the president's mansion, with the fun facts, stories, and photos.
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Presidents

By James G. Barber

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"Discover the presidents who shaped American history from the Founding Fathers to today's leaders."
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Don't Know Much about the Presidents

By Kenneth C. Davis

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Which president was also a movie star? Readers can learn about the presidents' political achievements, their nicknames, hobbies--even what kind of foods they ate.

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Presidents' Day

By Margaret McNamara

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It's the week of Presidents' Day, and the kids in Mrs. Connor's class learn fun facts about presidents past and present in honor of the holiday.

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Presidents' Day

By Anne Rockwell

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Mrs. Madoff's class learns about Presidents' Day and puts on a play about the men who inspired the holiday, particularly those featured on Mount Rushmore.
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Christmas in the Plains: Memories

By Jimmy Carter

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As the former president mingles his memories of famous events with those of longtime friendships, readers will get a glimpse of what is important to the man who has hardly ever missed a Christmas away from home. Also available on audio, read by the author.

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Decision Points

By George W. Bush

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"...President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor’s Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America’s most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iran, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century." (From the publisher's description)

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Martha Washington: An American Life

Patricia Brady

"Martha Custis was an attractive, wealthy widow and the mother of two young children when she agreed to marry again in 1759 and begin a new life as Martha Washington. For the next forty-one years, Martha was not only her husband's beloved partner, but also the absolute mainstay of his increasingly powerful and stressful life. Far from the kindly frump of popular mythology, Brady has discovered a decisive, indomitable woman who contributed greatly to the character of the new country in war and peace." (Book Description)

9780143037132
Adult

Thomas Jefferson: Third President of the United States

By Jim Hargrove

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Traces the life of the tall red-headed Virginian, from his early education and involvement in the American Revolution to his activities as the nation's third president and last years at Monticello.
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