I Wish I Knew That by Editors of Reader's Digest
U.S. Presidents: Cool Stuff You Need To Know

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Here is a look at the fascinating profiles of each of the 43 presidents, including the names of their pets! Sidebars are filled with fun and unusual information about our leaders-such as who appears on stamps and money-and "At a Glance" boxes provide birth date, political party, and other vital information, including that:

Thomas Jefferson, our third president, spoke six languages, invented many things (the swivel chair and the pedometer, to name two), and designed and built not only Monticello (his rural home) but also the University of Virginia. Theodore Roosevelt, was one of the nation's great hunters, and the Smithsonian is filled with hundreds of specimens from his safari in Africa. He was also our first environmentalist president, setting aside nearly 200 million acres for national parks and wildlife refuges. You'll also find a section on "The First Ladies"-short takes on all the presidents' wives. The book ends with a special feature that's just in time for the 2012 election: how a president gets elected. From the first presidential election to recent recounts, this chapter clearly explains to a young audience how we choose the next leader of our country.

Includes over 100 whimsical illustrations!
 

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RDA is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 130 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands. The company publishes 50 editions of Reader's Digest, the world's largest-circulation magazine. Further information about the company can be found at www.rda.com.
 
Published February 14, 2012 by Readers Digest. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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