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    DescriptionIn "Vanity Fair's Presidential Profiles", each of America's presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama, is presented in an incisive visual portrait and a brief but sharp biographical essay. The illustrations, by celebrated artist Mark Summers - created especially for this project - capture the men beneath their familiar historical visages. The essays, by a quintet of well-known "Vanity Fair" contributors - Judy Bachrach, David Friend, David Kamp, Todd Purdum, and Jim Windolf - offer an artful blend of history, biography, wit and even gossip. Edited by "Vanity Fair's" Graydon Carter, the volume includes an afterword by Purdum, the magazine's esteemed national editor. Here, the true leaders get the treatment they deserve, as do the lesser lights, whose entries are far more lively than their subjects were in real life. These range from Benjamin Harrison, with his handshake 'like a wilted petunia' to William McKinley, described by the far greater Teddy Roosevelt as having 'no more backbone than a chocolate eclair'. For an entertaining indispensible record in words and pictures of the achievements and foibles of the men who have occupied the oval office, "Vanity Fair's Presidential Profiles" can't be improved upon.


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    Title
    "Vanity Fair's" Presidential Profiles
    Subtitle
    Defining Portraits, Deeds, and Misdeeds of 43 Notable Americans - and What Each One Really Though About His Predecessor
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graydon Carter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 463 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780810984875
    ISBN 10: 0810984873
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPHL
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000
    Libri: I-HS
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL040010
    DC22: 973.099
    B&T Approval Code: A42302520
    DC22: 973.09/9
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: E176.1 .V37 2010
    Thema V1.0: NHK, JPQ
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    44 full-colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Abrams
    Imprint name
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    Publication date
    16 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Graydon Carter is the editor of Vanity Fair and the author of What We've Lost, about the consequences of the administration of George W. Bush for America and the world. Todd S. Purdum is the national editor and a contributor to Vanity Fair. Previously, he was Los Angeles bureau chief and a White House correspondent for The New York Times. Mark Summers is a Canadian illustrator. He is best-known for the illustrations of literary figures that are used in corporate branding by Barnes & Noble.