This fantastic reference work provides students with a full-page portrait or picture of each president, as well as a concise biography with "fact box" covering important dates. Various other historical details are integrated as well with detailed introductions to the important events and thoughts of each era. Updated through Barack Obama. 223 pages, indexed, hardcover with glossary.
Forty-four men have taken up the responsibilities of the Presidency as the nation has grown from its colonial infancy into a modern superpower. They've faithfully executed the duties of the President--waged war, signed treaties, addressed Congress, and established government offices. But their impact goes far beyond the bounds of their job description.
Each President has left his mark on the history of the United States and on the lives of the American people.
Our Country's Presidents is packed with information about America's leaders. Find out why George Washington gave up his life as a Virginia planter to lead a nation, and why John Tyler was nicknamed "His Accidency." Walk with the Presidents through wars, depressions, civil rights movements, and the race for space. Romp with the Garfield kids in a White House pillow fight and mourn with the nation over John F. Kennedy's assassination.
Eight all-new pages will contain exciting information and new images, and, of course, Election 2012, and a brand-new profile and photographic portrait of the new President (if applicable). In-depth text and historic images combine to make this volume the definitive family reference guide to the fascinating lives of the Presidents of the United States.
ANN BAUSUM grew up with a love of research and American History. In this book she tackled each President as its own assignment, immersing herself in reference volumes, historical documents, and period anecdotes. Finding the facts that she knows kids will love is her favorite part of research. Ann is a multi-award winning author, with awards including the Orbis Pictus Recommended List, Book Links Best Books for the Classroom, Booklist Editor's Choice Top of the List Nonfiction, Notable Social Studies Trade Book of the Year, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, ALA Notable Books for Children, New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction, and more. The author lives in Beloit, WI.
"Lavish use of period and modern illustrations, quotes, solid research, and the kind of offbeat facts so dear to readers young and older are included..." Booklist(Review of 2004 Edition)
Have a question about this product? Ask us here.