Ladies and Gentlemen: the next President of the United States will soon be included within the pages of one of our perennial favorites. National Geographic Children's Books will publish this fully revised and updated edition of "Our Country's Presidents" in time for the Inauguration of our 44th head of state the first Presidents reference book on the market after the election.
This president will follow in the footsteps of 43 predecessors who have assumed America's greatest responsibility: these men have faithfully executed their duties they have signed treaties, addressed Congress, brokered peace, and waged war. Each has left his own indelible mark on the history of the United States and on the lives of the American people.
Find out why George Washington gave up his life as a Virginia planter to lead the nation; why John Taylor was deemed "His Accidency"; walk with the presidents through wars, depressions, civil rights movements, and the space race; romp with the Garfield children in a White House pillow fight; and mourn with a nation for John F. Kennedy.
This timely update will offer fascinating and comprehensive profiles of all the presidents, timelines of their administrations, historic images, and features on important aspects of their terms. A fresh cover design and informative insight about our new leader will make this volume stand apart from all other contenders, and confirm its place as the definitive family reference guide to the fascinating lives of our leaders past and present.
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About the Author
Ann Bausum is the daughter of a history professor and grew up in Lexington, Virginia, with a love of American history and a passion for research. She writes books about US history for young people and adults, and many of her books deal with issues of social justice. Her books consistently earn prominent national recognition. "Denied, Detained, Deported "(2009) was named the 2010 Carter G. Woodson Book Award winner at the secondary school level from the National Council for the Social Studies. "Muckrakers" (2007) earned the Golden Kite Award as best nonfiction book of the year from the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators. "Freedom Riders" (2006) gained a Sibert Honor designation from the American Library Association, and "With Courage and Cloth" (2004) received the Jane Addams Children s Book Award as the year s best book on social justice issues for older readers. She lives in Beloit, Wisconsin.