The Presidents Fact Book
Revised and Updated!
The Achievements, Campaigns, Events, Triumphs, Tragedies, and Legacies of Every President from George Washington to Barack Obama
ROGER MATUZ, EDITED BY BILL HARRIS, REVISED BY THOMAS J. CRAUGHWELL
In time for the 2015 presidential election cycle, this revised paperback edition is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide on the presidents, including the milestones of Barack Obama’s first and second terms.
The Presidents Fact Book is a complete compendium of all things presidential and a sweeping survey of American history through the biographical lens of every president from George Washington to Barack Obama.
Organized chronologically by president, each entry covers the major accomplishments and events of his term; his cabinet members, election results, groundbreaking legislation, Supreme Court appointments, his personality and personal habits; his career before the presidency, a behind the scenes look at the wives, families, friends, and foes, and much more including his hobbies, odd behaviors and outlandish penchants. Major primary documents from each administration provide a glimpse in the crucial moments of America’s storied past in the words of those who were there at the helm, from the Bill of Rights to Barack Obama’s now famous speech on race in America.
Perfect for students, history buffs, and political junkies, The President’s Fact Book is at once an expansive collage of our nation’s 44 individual presidents and a comprehensive view of American history.
Roger Matuz writes about American history and culture and develops electronic resources in conjunction with school, academic, and trade publishers. His areas of specialty include popular culture and media. He lives in Michigan.
Bill Harris is a freelance editor and the author of One Thousand New York Buildings, among other books. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
Thomas Craughwell is the author of more than a dozen books, including Stealing Lincoln’s Body, Failures of the Presidents, and The Buck Stops Here: The 28 Toughest Presidential Decisions and How They Changed History. He lives in Bethel, Connecticut.