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This Day in Presidential History (Hardback)

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Hardback 396 Pages / Published: 22/12/2017
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For reference librarians, journalists, social media managers, history buffs, and more, a treasure trove of information about the US presidency for each day of the year from the popular, award-winning White House journalist Paul Brandus. The Atlantic calls Brandus "one of the top Washington insiders you should follow on Twitter"--and more than 360,000 people do follow him @WestWingReport. For each of the 366 days of the year, Brandus offers a little-known, fascinating fact; a historical anecdote; and pithy quotes from and about the 45 presidents of the United States--from George Washington to Donald Trump. Arranged by month, This Day in Presidential History will surprise its readers with the inside information that Brandus has uncovered in his years on the White House beat. Here are stories that span war and peace, sex and scandal, frivolity and tragedy--and everything in between, including: * the night Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth met at Ford's Theatre--17 months before Booth's crime. * the advice Richard Nixon gave Donald Trump * the president who immediately went to bed after his swearing in * the only president to be censured by the U.S. Senate * the president who gambled away the White House china * the joyriding teens who crashed into the president's car--and lived to tell the tale. * the secret swearing in * and much more. Brandus's previous book, Under This Roof, was one of Publishers Weekly's "25 Christmas Recommendations."

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781598889437
Number of pages: 396
Weight: 653 g
Dimensions: 235 x 162 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
What a treasure Paul Brandus has given us! If you like history, you will love this book. The fascinating stories and colorful anecdotes Brandus has assembled will greatly enrich your understanding of all our presidents.--Larry J. Sabato, director, University of Virginia Center for Politics and author of The Kenneday Half-Century
This is a treasure trove of presidential moments large and small that together illuminate not just our commanders in chief, but the character and evolution of the nation they led.--Jill Lawrence, commentary editor and columnist, USA Today "Forum for Development Studies "

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