The Complete Book of Presidential Trivia (Google eBook)

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Pelican Publishing, Sep 30, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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In the age of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire and The Weakest Link, it is evident that trivia games are at their peak. Nearly everyone has played along with these television game showsotrying his or her hand at these small bits of interesting facts. This fun set of questions and answers about Americais leaders fits right into that category, providing hours of entertainment to its readers. Every conceivable subject is touched on, from scandals, pre-White House life, campaigns, military matters, and the cabinets to notable quotes and notable women (wives and otherwise). Also included are tributes and memorials, and books and films, about the presidents. Who is the only president to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy? What chubby New Englander began smoking at age eight? The year 1881 was the "year of three presidents" in American history. Who were they? Who was the first American president born an American? What bachelor president married while in office? What Republican president was the subject of a controversial 1995 film directed by Oliver Stone? These interesting and educational questions are just a sample of the many facts provided in this entertaining trivia book.
  

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Contents

The Sometimes Merciful Presidents
266
Getting More Land
268
Adding More States
271
10 Events Earthshaking and Trivial Key Events For Better or Worse
275
Who Was President When
278
Who Was President When
281
Foreign Affairs Mostly Biggies
284
Bits and Pieces Connected with
286

The One and Only Part 2
44
2 Mixing and Mingling Pre and Extramarital Flings
49
Joining the Club
53
Hobnobbing with the Famous
55
3 Quote Unquote Presidents on Presidents
61
Some Memorable Phrases
65
Presidents on the Presidency
68
Those Catty Critics
71
Presidents on Themselves
76
What the Foreigners Said
80
Praising the Presidents Sometimes Sincerely
83
Their Last Words
87
The Presidential Wit
90
Four Quotes on War
94
Their Occasional Eloquence
95
Inaugural Moments
100
Some Memorable Phrases Part 2
104
Presidents on Presidents Part 2
107
Presidents on the Presidency Part 2
111
4 Family Ties Even Presidents Had Parents
115
My Mom and Dad Were
122
Log Cabins and All That
124
The Birth Order Questions
127
Brothers and Sisters
128
Presidential Progeny
130
Who Was My Dad?
134
Presidential Progeny Part 2
137
5 Before They Were Presidents So Many Lawyers
141
The Unpolitical Presidents
144
Soldiers into Politicians
145
Men of the House
149
Governors into Presidents
152
From Mr Secretary to Mr Prez
155
Senators Who Got Promoted
157
Its a Living
159
Whose Colorful Career Was This?
161
Foreign Service
165
While They Were Vice Presidents
167
Educating the Presidents
169
What School Graduated Us?
173
Educating the Presidents Part 2
174
6 The Man in Private Booze and TobaccoPleasure and Pain
179
The Presidential Look
182
Things of the Spirit
187
Medical Matters
191
Food Fixations
195
Hobbies Pastimes and R and R
196
Jock Presidents
200
Things of the Spirit Part 2
203
7 Campaigns Victories Defeats Etc Slogans and Slurs Campaigning in Brief
209
Theyre Playin My Song
214
The Men I Beat
216
The Men Who Beat Me
219
Those Who Both Won and Lost
220
8 Cabinet Congress Court Presidential Furniture The Cabinet
225
The Men and Women in My Cabinet
229
New Cabinet Positions
232
The Cabinet Part 2
234
The Quarrelsome and Sometimes Cooperative Congress
239
The Prez and the Court
245
9 The Political Life Who Were My Vice Presidents?
251
Meeting the Press
254
Making Amendments
260
Money Matters
262
Taxation Good and Bad Mostly Bad
265
Key Events For Better or Worse Part 2
290
11 The First Ladies First Encounters
293
Courtship Wooing and So Forth
296
My Maiden Name Was
300
Weddings and Honeymoons Grand and Modest
304
Married When and Where
308
The Grand Role White House Hostess
311
First Ladies as Authors and Subjects of Books
316
Heaven and Purgatory
318
Pet Causes Projects Etc
324
The Quotable Wife
328
12 Domestic Tranquility Home Life Where We Lived Presidential Homes
331
Beautifying Renovating Etc
336
Presidential Pets and Other Critters
342
PostPresidential Life
344
13 Remembering the Presidents Monuments Memorials and So Forth
349
Presidents on Film and Video
353
Named in Honor of
356
Grave Matters
360
Monuments Memorials and So Forth Part 2
364
Such Intriguing Titles for Books
367
Named in Honor of Part 2
370
Twenty Questions About Each Man George Washington
373
John Adams
375
Thomas Jefferson
377
James Madison
380
James Monroe
382
John Quincy Adams
384
Andrew Jackson
386
Martin Van Buren
388
William Henry Harrison
390
John Tyler
393
James K Polk
395
Zachary Taylor
397
Millard Fillmore
400
Franklin Pierce
402
James Buchanan
404
Abraham Lincoln
406
Andrew Johnson
408
Ulysses S Grant
411
Rutherford B Hayes
412
James A Garfield
415
Chester A Arthur
417
Grover Cleveland
418
Benjamin Harrison
421
William McKinley
423
Theodore Roosevelt
425
William Howard Taft
427
Woodrow Wilson
430
Warren Harding
432
Calvin Coolidge
434
Herbert Hoover
436
Franklin D Roosevelt
438
Harry S Truman
440
Dwight Eisenhower
442
John F Kennedy
444
Lyndon Johnson
446
Richard Nixon
448
Gerald Ford
450
Jimmy Carter
452
Ronald Reagan
454
George H W Bush
456
Bill Clinton
458
George W Bush
460
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†J. Stephen Lang has a masterís degree in print communication. He is a former book editor who enjoys finding interesting trivia facts, which he has used to publish several books. Lang is a resident of Seminole, Florida.

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