The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents (Paperback)

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Description


Entertaining, up-to-the minute, and easy-to-use, "The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents" features a short, lively biography of every president from George Washington through the winner of the 2012 presidential election, plus a chapter on Election 2000--the "year of the chad." It includes concise descriptions of the major events, issues, and achievements of each administration, and is fully illustrated in black and white with engravings, cartoons, and photographs. In-print and updated after every presidential election since 1968, it's an easy-to-use, affordable alternative to hardcover home reference books like National Geographic's "Our Country's Presidents" at $24.95. An invaluable resource that the whole family will turn to again and again, "The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents" is American history in a nutshell.

About the Author


In John Pelan's introduction you'll find not only information about the enigmatic author, but also a detailed analysis of the whole "weird menace" genre.

Praise For…


“Throughout more than 15 years of revisions, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents, first published in 1968, has remained a reliable resource for reference and browsing, offering comprehensive, informative profiles of American presidents. . . . Ann Bausum’s Our Country’s Presidents (National Geographic, 2001) and James Barber’s Presidents (DK, 2000) offer glossier formats with full-color illustrations, but they don’t diminish the appeal and usefulness of this book.”—School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679803584
ISBN-10: 0679803580
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2008
Pages: 192
Language: English