Which president broke the law to prevent enslaved people from being freed? Who said, "When the president does it,that means it's not illegal"? Why does America have a president? From the heated debates among the framers of the Constitution in 1787 over an "elected king," to the creation of the presidency, and on through rich profiles of each man who has held the office, New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis takes readers on a guided tour of American history. Examining each chief executive, from the low lights to the bright lights, the memorable to the forgettable and the forgotten, Davis tells all the stories, offering rich anecdotes about real people. He also charts the history of the presidency itself, debunking myths and grading the presidents from A+ to F. For history buffs and history-phobes alike, this entertaining book may change your understanding of the highest office in the land throughout more than two hundred years of history.
Davis, Kenneth C.
Don't know much about the American presidents
everything you need to know about the most powerful office on Earth and the men who have occupied it
New York : Hyperion, c2012.
xviii, 730 p. ;,24 cm.
The making of the President-1787
Presidential profiles: the life and times of America's chief executives from George Washington to Barack Obama
What should we do with the President?
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Kenneth C. Davis
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Presidents United States Miscellanea.
Presidents United States Biography.