CQ's Desk Reference On the Presidency: Over 500 Answers To Frequently Asked Questions (Desk Reference Series)

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Which president was wounded during the Revolutionary War? What is an executive order? How many bills did each president veto? Which president's wife was the first to be called the first lady? These are just a few of the many questions answered in CQ's Desk Reference on the Presidency.

This ready-reference offers a wealth of information on the presidency. The 500-plus questions have been selected to provide an uncomplicated look at the American presidency, its organization, procedures, and history, as well as the presidents themselves and their families. Chapters include president's powers and duties, elections that brought them to office, highlights of presidential administrations, and the inner workings of the White House and the Executive Branch.

The Desk Reference's question-and-answer format allows readers to quickly search for the answers they need -- by turning to the appropriate subsection of questions, by following out cross-references between questions, and by using the extensive, descriptive index to find the specific questions with the needed information.

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Bruce Wetterau has been an editor and reference book author for more than twenty years. His books in the Desk Reference series include "CQ's Desk Reference on the Presidency, CQ's Desk Reference on American Government, Second Editon, CQ's Desk Reference on the Federal Budget, and CQ's Desk Reference on the States. He also is the author of The Presidential Medal of Freedom; World History: A Dictionary of Important People, Places, and Events; and The New York Public Library's Book of Chronologies."

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This addition to the publisher's Desk Reference Series follows the same Q and A format, with answers to such questions as, "What went wrong in the presidential election of 1800?" Though it is useful, we are looking forward to a new edition to help explain what went wrong in 2000. REVWR
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