The Presidents: A Reference History

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Henry Franklin Graff
Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 817 pages
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An essential resource for all American history buffs, this monumental work offers a comprehensive narrative history of the American presidency from the institution of the office in 1789 to the election of Bill Clinton to his second term in 1996. Each chapter is essentially a biography of an administration, not just the man. Also included is a chapter surveying the many roles the First Ladies have played on the national stage. 43 photos.

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Henry F. Graff is a professor emeritus of history at Columbia University, where he taught his pioneering seminar on the presidency. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television. Graff lives in New York.

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