Presidential Anecdotes

Presidential Anecdotes

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Dramatic, poignant, hilarious, and sentimental: anecdotes about our presidents are as varied as the presidents themselves, and people have enjoyed hearing them since the early days of the American republic. This new and revised edition of Presidential Anecdotes recounts some of the most striking stories about America's forty-one chief executives, from Washington to Clinton. Shedding light on the presidents as human beings and on the culture that produced them, this entertaining book shows what a varied lot of personalities they were - brilliant and dull, taciturn and talkative, generous and miserly, pompous and folksy.Arranged chronologically, the stories are based on passages appearing in autobiographies, letters, journals, and reminiscences of the presidents and their families, friends, and associates. Some of the stories are spurious, as the book makes clear, but most of them have a solid basis in fact.Taken together, Boller's essays and stories about America's Chief Executives comprise a capsule history of the presidency and a running commentary on American politics during the past two hundred years.show more

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  • Hardback | 451 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 33.02mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0195107152
  • 9780195107159

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