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Look-It-Up Book of Presidents (Look-It-Up BooksHardcover)

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Pages: 40

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: United States, 19 January 2015

By: Adrienne Kleinschmidt

Entertaining, up-to-the minute, and easy-to-use, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents features a short, lively biography of every president from George Washington through the winner of the 2012 presidential election, plus a chapter on Election 2000--the year of the chad. It includes concise descriptions of the major events, issues, and achievements of each administration, and is fully illustrated in black and white with engravings, cartoons, and photographs. In-print and updated after every presidential election since 1968, it's an easy-to-use, affordable alternative to hardcover home reference books like National Geographic's Our Country's Presidents at $24.95. An invaluable resource that the whole family will turn to again and again, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents is American history in a nutshell.ReviewsGr 4-8-Throughout more than 15 years of revisions, this book, first published in 1968, has remained a reliable resource for reference and browsing, offering comprehensive, informative profiles of American presidents. The 1996 revision took readers only as far as Bill Clinton's election to a second term, but this latest edition offers a completely rewritten 10-page profile, including the scandals that led to his impeachment as well as the fiscal policies that led to the nation's economic boom and the president's consistently high approval ratings. This edition also has a 10-page profile of George W. Bush and a concluding chapter that discusses the controversial election of 2000. Ranging in length from two to five pages, the profiles of the first 41 presidents remain exactly as they were in previous editions. Except for the occasional broad generalization, such as the statement that No President has ever worked harder than Cleveland, the writing is factual and unbiased, with insights about each man's intellectual and political prowess as well as his legacy as both a domestic and a world leader. Ann Bausum's Our Country's Presidents (National Geographic, 2001) and James Barber's Presidents (DK, 2000) offer glossier formats with full-color illustrations, but they don't diminish the appeal and usefulness of this book.- William McLoughlin, Brookside School, Worthington, OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information. Throughout more than 15 years of revisions, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents , first published in 1968, has remained a reliable resource for reference and browsing, offering comprehensive, informative profiles of American presidents. . . . Ann Bausum's Our Country's Presidents ( National Geographic, 2001) and James Barber's Presidents (DK, 2000) offer glossier formats with full-color illustrations, but they don't diminish the appeal and usefulness of this book. --School Library Journal From the Trade Paperback edition.


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