Which President Killed a Man? : Tantalizing Trivia and Fun Facts About Our Chief Executives and First Ladies

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  1. Which president killed a man?.
  2. Which president had just fathered an illegitimate child when he entered the White House?.
  3. Which first lady taught her husband how to read and write?.
  4. Which president broke his arm jumping out of a window to escape his mistress's husband?.
  5. Which president's daughter married another president's grandson?.
  6. Who was the only president to be preceded and succeeded by the same man?.
  7. Which president had a secret operation performed to remove a cancerous jaw?.
  8. Which president's last words were "My nourishment is palatable.".
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Written by a White House speechwriter who actually served five presidents, this irresistible collection of presidential trivia reveals the more colorful side of American history. Following a QAndA format and organized around 31 themes, Which President Killed a Man? will captivate trivia fans and history buffs of every political persuasion.

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Answers:

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  1. Andrew Jackson.
  2. Warren Harding.
  3. Andrew Johnson's wife Eliza.
  4. Thomas Jefferson.
  5. Richard Nixon.
  6. Benjamin Harrison.
  7. Grover Cleveland.
  8. Millard Fillmore.
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From George W. to George W., a flurry of fascinating facts about our forty-three presidents and their fabulous first ladies

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  • Q: Which president had the lowest approval rating in the twentieth century? .
  • Q: Which president fathered a child at age seventy? .
  • Q: Which first lady was responsible for bringing the cherry blossoms to Washington? .
  • Q: Which president wrote bawdy limericks as a hobby? .
  • Q: Who is buried in Grant's tomb? .
  • Q: Who was the first president of the United States? (Hint: It's not George Washington.) .
  • Q: Which president enlisted Elvis Presley in the war against drugs? .
  • Q: Who is the only president to have earned a Ph.D.? .
  • Q: Who was the only first lady to be committed to a mental institution? .
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And do you know . . . WHICH PRESIDENT KILLED A MAN???

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You'll find the answers to these and many other fascinating facts inside!

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The commander in chief has always made headlines--but what about the tantalizing tidbits that don't make it into the history books? After serving several generations of presidents, author and former White House speechwriter James Humes now offers a delightful smorgasbord of little-known facts and figures about our presidents and their first ladies.

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About the Author:

James Humes was a White House speechwriter for Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. He assisted former President Ford in writing his memoirs, A Time to Heal, and is the author of more than thirty books, including his autobiography, Confessions of a White House Ghost Writer. Currently Ryals Professor of Leadership and Language at the University of Southern Colorado, he has appeared on "Today," "Good Morning America," CNN, "Larry King Live," and hundreds of radio shows. Mr. Humes makes his home in Pueblo, Colorado.

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