Weird But True Know-It-All: U.S. Presidents

Weird But True Know-It-All: U.S. Presidents

by Brianna DuMont

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Overview

What's so weird about U.S. presidents? Plenty! Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was a great wrestler? That Ulysses S. Grant got a speeding ticket riding his horse – twice! Or that Benjamin Harrison was afraid of electricity? And let's not forget that President McKinley had a pet parrot that whistled "Yankee Doodle Dandy" duets with him! In this new single-subject Weird But True book, you'll have a blast learning that there's a lot of substance – and weirdness – in every president's past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426327964
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 133,074
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Glossary of Key Terms 11

President George Washington // 1st President [1789 to 1797] 13

President John Adams // 2nd President [1797 to 1801] 18

President Thomas Jefferson // 3rd President [1801 to 1809] 22

President James Madison // 4th President [1809 to 1817] 28

President James Monroe // 5th President [1817 to 1825] 33

President John Quincy Adams // 6th President [1825 to 1829] 36

President Andrew Jackson // 7th President [1829 to 1937] 40

President Martin Van Buren // 8th President [1837 to 1841] 46

President William Henry Harrison // 9th President [1841] 48

President John Tyler // 10th President [1841 to 1845] 50

President James Knox Polk // 11th President [1845 to 1849] 52

President Zachary Taylor // 12th President [1849 to 1850] 55

President Millard Fillmore // 13th President [1850 to 1853] 57

President Franklin Pierce // 14th President [1853 to 1857] 59

President James Buchanan // 15th President [1857 to 1861] 61

President Abraham Lincoln // 16th President [1861 to 1865] 64

President Andrew Johnson // 17th President [1865 to 1869] 70

President Ulysses S. Grant // 18th President [1869 to 1877] 74

President Rutherford Birchard Hayes // 19th President [1877 to 1881] 78

President James Abram Garfield // 20th President [1881] 80

President Chester Alan Arthur // 21st President [1881 to 1885] 83

President Grover Cleveland // 22nd and 24th President [1885 to 1889 and 1893 to 1897] 84

President Benjamin Harrison // 23rd President [1889 to 1893] 86

President William McKinley // 25th President [1897 to 1901] 88

President Theodore Roosevelt // 26th President [1901 to 1909] 93

President William Howard Taft // 27th President [1909 to 1913] 98

President Woodrow Wilson // 28th President [1913 to 1921] 100

President Warren Gamaliel Harding // 29th President [1921 to 1923] 105

President Calvin Coolidge // 30th President [1923 to 1929] 107

President Herbert Hoover // 31st President [1929 to 1933] 109

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt // 32nd President [1933 to 1945] 113

President Harry S. Truman // 33rd President [1945 to 1953] 119

President Dwight David Eisenhower // 34th President [1953 to 1961] 123

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy // 35th President [1961 to 1963] 127

President Lyndon Baines Johnson // 36th President [1963 to 1969] 131

President Richard Milhous Nixon // 37th President [1969 to 1974 135

President Gerald Rudolph Ford // 38th President [1974 to 1977] 141

President James Earl Carter, Jr. // 39th President [1977 to 1981] 143

President Ronald Wilson Reagan // 40th President [1981 to 1989) 147

President George Herbert Walker Bush // 41st President [1989 to 1993] 151

President William Jefferson Clinton // 42nd President [1993 to 2000] 155

President George Walker Bush // 43rd President [2000 to 2009] 160

President Barack Hussein Obama // 44th President [2009 to 2017] 166

President Donald John Trump // 45th President [2017 to] 172

Life After 174

Stump Your Parents $

Great Minds Think Alike $

Most Peculiar Presidents $

Which Is Weirder? $

Presidents' Pranks $

Index $

Photo Credits $

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Weird But True Know-It-All: U.S. Presidents 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
National Geographic Kids Books is debuting titles that are perfect for celebrating not only our country’s amazing history, but learning more about our founding fathers — and those that followed in their footsteps. Weird but true! Know-it-all U.S.Presidents is simply packed with interestiing bits of information about each of the U.S. presidents. Some of it is funny, some intriguing, and some basic information about their presidency. It is quite a treat to learn some of this hitherto little known information. Some bears witness to the greatness of the man and some bears witness that they were simply humans with flawed personalities just as the rest of us are. While this probably wouldn't be considered a go-to source for research papers, it certainly could be a springboard for such. Also, delving into the pages of this book will most certainly whet the appetite to learn more and dig deeper into the recesses of history. This will make super reading (to stave off the dark pit of the summer slump) during the summer and then a handy resource for projects during the school year. I highly recommend. DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from MMPublicity on behalf of National Geographic Kids Books and the author to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and freely given.