George Washington s Monumental Presidential Trivia Challenge

Author: Jonathan Ozanne
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781495447198
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A massive trivia book with only ten fewer questions than the Washington monument is feet tall! This book provides a grand trivia tour of the American presidents from Washington through Obama. It features 545 multiple choice trivia questions (and answers) about the 44 U.S. presidents. The 545 questions fit into categories as follows: 15 exciting questions to start the book; 7 questions about presidential birthdays; 97 questions covering every presidential election through the 2012 election; 23 questions about presidential programs; 21 questions about books and movies by or about presidents; 11 questions on presidential scandals; 15 questions on presidential pets; 22 questions about who was president when; 31 questions about presidential nicknames; 297 biographical questions (generally 5 to 10 questions about each president); and 6 questions about ex-presidents. In many cases the answers go into greater detail about a particular question. The answers are backed by an extensive bibliography. The questions are non-partisan with generally good things to say about any given president.

Never Caught

Author: Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501126415
Format: PDF
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"A revelatory account of the actions taken by the first president to retain his slaves in spite of Northern laws. Profiles one of the slaves, Ona Judge, describing the intense manhunt that ensued when she ran away."...NoveList.

Master George s People

Author: Marfe Ferguson Delano
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426307594
Format: PDF
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Presents an analysis of the president's lesser-known roles as a slave owner, sharing the experiences of the slave cooks, overseers, house workers, and farm hands at Mount Vernon while exploring how slave ownership shaped Washington's views.

Secret Lives of the U S Presidents

Author: Cormac O'Brien
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594744793
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Includes all-new chapter for the 45th POTUS. This updated and redesigned edition of Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of our commanders in chief—complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. You’ll discover that: • Teddy Roosevelt was blinded in a White House boxing match • John Quincy Adams loved to skinny-dip in the Potomac River • Gerald Ford once worked as a Cosmopolitan magazine cover model • Warren G. Harding gambled with White House china when he ran low on cash • Jimmy Carter reported a UFO sighting in Georgia With chapters on everyone from George Washington to President #45, whoever he (or she!) may be, Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents tackles all the tough questions that other history books are afraid to ask: Which president claimed that God struck down Abraham Lincoln on purpose? How many of these folks were cheating on their spouses? And are there really secret tunnels underneath the White House? American history was never this much fun in school!


Author: David Mamet
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307793745
Format: PDF
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David Mamet's new Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It's November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith's chances for reelection are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money's running out, and nuclear war might be imminent. Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post-White House life, Chuck isn't ready to give up just yet. Amidst the biggest fight of his political career, the President has to find time to pardon a couple of turkeys — saving them from the slaughter before Thanksgiving — and this simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in attempt to win back public support. With Mamet's characteristic no-holds-barred style, November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dictionary of American Government and Politics

Author: Duncan Watts
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748635025
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This Dictionary offers a fresh, up-to-date look at US government and politics, explaining and where necessary demystifying the key terms used in discussion of the political system.Major figures, events, ideas, movements and Supreme Court cases relevant to a study of the American political system are included with the aim of allowing readers to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the area. The Dictionary also raises key issues and areas of contention and academic debate.Coverage is comprehensive, with c.400 entries, each providing analysis of the subject. Terms are presented in an A-Z format with cross-referencing where appropriate.

Martha Washington

Author: Patricia Brady
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101118814
Format: PDF, ePub
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With this revelatory and painstakingly researched book, Martha Washington, the invisible woman of American history, at last gets the biography she deserves. In place of the domestic frump of popular imagination, Patricia Brady resurrects the wealthy, attractive, and vivacious young widow who captivated the youthful George Washington. Here are the able landowner, the indomitable patriot (who faithfully joined her husband each winter at Valley Forge), and the shrewd diplomat and emotional mainstay. And even as it brings Martha Washington into sharper and more accurate focus, this sterling life sheds light on her marriage, her society, and the precedents she established for future First Ladies.

The Pen and the Sword

Author: Calvin F. Exoo
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141295360X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'Challenges students to reexamine their beliefs about the news media, helping them to become more critical citizens. In doing this, the text engages students' attention in crucial developments in the media, in politics, and in the intersection of the two' - Paul R. Brewer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Recent content analysis shows that terrorism and international conflict--the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq--have been the number one story of American news since 9/11. The Pen and the Sword is the first comprehensive review of how the news media have covered--and are covering--these momentous events. This coverage is used throughout the book to introduce and to illustrate a critical perspective on the mass media, examining contemporary issues of media economics, politics, and public opinion.