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VINE VOICEon 1 February 2010
If only a book like this existed for the British Prime Ministers, then I would be happy. This is a wonderful book that gives brief biographical accounts of the lives of each president of the United States from George Washington to Barack Obama. It's an objective approach to the lives of the presidents, which is a good thing for a book that without doubt explores the lives of some of the more controversial presidents. Very factual and very interesting, for those who at least show a passing interest in the subject of the American presidency, this is also a great reference point that will give you guidance if you want to know more about a particular subject.
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on 31 May 2010
I bought this book via Amazon. It was delivered ahead of schedule, undamaged and in very good condition. As an English person I knew only a little about the USA Presidents. This book added to my knowledge, it provides birthplaces, dates, spouses, children, military histories, and official posts held - and quite a lot of background information. It is a useful work of reference but did not bring the Presidents "alive", perhaps because of lack of space and a wish not to offend. It added to my scant knowledge of George Washington; but I thought he crossed the Delaware and this book does not tell anything about it, and why he did so. Ulysses S Grant placed a foundation stone at Sunderland library (6 miles from my home) in 1882 - now I know why he was there (promoting his memoirs). There was little of Woodrow Wilson shamefully refusing to let the USA come to the aid of the allies in WW1, until it was in the USA interest to do so. This book is a handy starter for knowing about the foundation of an independent America and of its Presidents. The reader can then go back to Amazon to buy a book devoted to the President of their choice, which will, hopefully, go into much more detail.
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on 10 May 2013
Informative and concise full of interesting insights of all the Presidents with a fascinating section of all the main government posts and the men who held them for each President. Buy it!!!!
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on 13 December 2012
Just what I wanted. An understandable, brief overview of them all with a summary of various facts and dates at the back. Very pleased.
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on 9 August 2015
Very informative
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on 3 September 2013
for everyone with an interest in the Presidency of the United States, this is the book for you. contains everything you need to know about them all from George Washington to Barack Obama.
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