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The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the United Statesby Alice Provensen
Synopses & Reviews
A classic, poetic introduction to the forty-four presidents!
Do you know which president never attended school? Which president had fifteen children? The first president to keep an automobile at the White House? The only unelected president?
The Buck Stops Here is filled with fascinating details that tell the history of the forty-four presidents of the United States. Campaign slogans and songs, scandals, wars, accomplishments, and failures color each page and bring life to each president as a unique historical personality.
In a book that is truly for all ages, Alice Provensen give us a close, personal view, in pictures and text, of our presidents, as well as a visual and social history of our country.
Detailed pictures present both personal and political facts about the presidents of the United States and some historical events occurring during their terms. Newly updated, this 20th anniversary edition is a treasure trove of American history. Full color.
This rich pageant of the American presidents is the culmination of award-winning author-illustrator Alice Provensen's distinguished career. Using detailed vignettes that capture each era, witty couplets, and extensive factual material, Provensen takes readers on a journey from George Washington through Barack Obama. Newly updated, this twentieth anniversary edition is a treasure trove of American history.
This updated version of The Buck Stops Here is filled with fascinating details that enliven the histories of the presidents of the United States, from George Washington to Bill Clinton. The lighthearted rhymed text will help readers remember the names of the presidents in sequence, and the pictures connect each president to his contributions--distinguished or dubious--to American history.
About the Author
Alice Provensen and her husband, Martin, won the Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Flight. She currently lives in San Clemente, California.
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