The Feats, Fates, Families, Foibles, and Firsts of Our American Presidents
Revised and Updated
From the beloved Richard Lederer comes another kind of trivia book-Presidential Trivia. In it you'll find all the details about the lives of the United States presidents. It answers such questions as: Who was the first president to be assassinated? Who was the first president to be born an American citizen? Who was the first to be impeached? It also answers less important but certainly interesting questions such as: Who was our fattest president? Our tallest? Who played golf? Who played poker?
Filled with games, anagrams, poems, speeches, and an abundance of tidbits, details, and fascinating facts, this book is perfect for the novice to the history buff.
From politics and policy to presidential nicknames and White House pets, Presidential Trivia has everything you ever wanted to know about our presidents, and then some.
Fascinating facts and historical trivia about our presidential personas-newly updated to include the 2008 presidential election results
Richard Lederer is the author of more than 3,000 books and articles about language. His syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been elected Punster of the Year and has been profiled in The New Yorker, People, and the National Enquirer. Lederer hosts A Way With Words on weekend public radio. He lives with his wife in San Diego.
Did you know...
THAT JOHN ADAMS AND THOMAS JEFFERSON BOTH DIED ON JULY 4, 1826, EXACTLY FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE very first independence day ?
THAT THEODORE ROOSEVELT, NOT JOHN F. KENNEDY, IS THE YOUNGEST PRESIDENT WE'VE EVER HAD?
THAT barack obama is only our sixth brown-eyed president?
Filled with quizzes, games, and the most fascinating facts about the most powerful office on earth, Presidential Trivia is the perfect book for the novice to the history buff. From politics and policy to presidential nicknames and White House pets, Presidential Trivia brims with everything you ever wanted to know about our U.S. presidents.
From the Back Cover