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Americans have named schools, counties, rivers, cities, and even their own children after U.S. presidents. Their work is in our laws, their words adorn our monuments, and their countenances appear in a trillion places (mostly on our currency). Can we truly say we understand the office and its phenomenal history? What do we really know about the men who helped transform a struggling republic into a superpower?

Using detailed top-ten lists, historian Thomas R. Flagel offers a provocative new look at an astonishingly resilient institution in The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents. With diligent research, he explores the best, worst, largest, and most controversial facets of an office that some feared would become a monarchy, others hoped would represent all of the people, and John Adams wanted to call High Highness, the President of the United States of America, and the Protector of their Liberties.

Chapters include: Elections: the closest races, the most vicious campaigns, and the biggest landslides Presidential Character: careers, hobbies, the most religious presidents, and the Machiavellians The Domestic Sphere: the biggest deficit spenders, the most ambitious programs, vetoes, pardons, and the worst fights with the Supreme Court Foreign Affairs: diplomats, doctrines, and ranking the commanders in chief The Inner Circle: first ladies and vexing relatives, construction and destruction in the White House, scandals at the highest level, and the real West Wing In Retrospect: the most underrated and overrated presidents, assassinations and attempted assassinations, and the greatest changes to the presidency itself

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Americans have named schools, counties, rivers, cities, and even their own children after U.S. presidents. Their work is in our laws, their words adorn our monuments, and their countenances appear in a trillion places (mostly on our currency). As we prepare to decide who will be the 44th president of the United States, can we truly say we understand the office and its phenomenal history? What do we really know about the men who helped transform a struggling republic into a superpower? Using detailed top-ten lists, historian Thomas R. Flagel offers a provocative new look at an astonishingly resilient institution. With dilligent research, he explores the best, worst, largest, and most controversial facets of an office that some feared would become a monarchy, others hoped would represent all of the people, and John Adams wanted to call High Highness, the President of the United States of America, and the Protector of their Liberties.

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Using detailed top-ten lists, historian Flagel offers a provocative new look at the astonishingly resilient presidential institution. With diligent research, he explores the best, worst, largest, and most controversial facets of an office that some had feared would become a monarchy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781581826135
Author:
Flagel, Tom
Publisher:
Cumberland House Publishing
Author:
Flagel, Thomas R.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
History
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Presidents -- United States -- History.
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.01x5.99x1.18 in. 1.31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Americans have named schools, counties, rivers, cities, and even their own children after U.S. presidents. Their work is in our laws, their words adorn our monuments, and their countenances appear in a trillion places (mostly on our currency). As we prepare to decide who will be the 44th president of the United States, can we truly say we understand the office and its phenomenal history? What do we really know about the men who helped transform a struggling republic into a superpower? Using detailed top-ten lists, historian Thomas R. Flagel offers a provocative new look at an astonishingly resilient institution. With dilligent research, he explores the best, worst, largest, and most controversial facets of an office that some feared would become a monarchy, others hoped would represent all of the people, and John Adams wanted to call High Highness, the President of the United States of America, and the Protector of their Liberties.
"Synopsis" by , Using detailed top-ten lists, historian Flagel offers a provocative new look at the astonishingly resilient presidential institution. With diligent research, he explores the best, worst, largest, and most controversial facets of an office that some had feared would become a monarchy.
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