The Fathers of American Presidents: From Augustine Washington to William Blythe and Roger Clinton

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McFarland & Company, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 247 pages
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Farmers, shopkeepers, businessmen, politicians--the fathers of the presidents of the United States have come from a wide variety of professions and all walks of life. In many cases, they provided their sons and future presidents with a political philosophy that they carried to the White House. In a few instances, the politics of the son differed significantly from that of his father.
This unique reference work provides biographies of both the biological and adoptive fathers of the 41 men who have served as president of the United States. Were the personalities of the father and son similar? What role did the father play in the son's upbringing? How did the father's view influence the son's? These questions and others are covered in each entry, in addition to the biographical sketches of the fathers of the presidents.

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James Madison Sr James Madison
16
Andrew Jackson Sr Andrew Jackson
33
Samuel Polk James K Polk
50
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About the author (1997)

Jeff C. Young is an accomplished writer who has written more than 40 books for young readers, which include many sports and activity titles. His book Bleeding Kansas and the Violent Clash Over Slavery in the Heartland (2007) won the prestigious Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for Best Nonfiction Juvenile Book. When Jeff is not writing, he enjoys traveling and watching sports.

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