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 shows—trying his or her hand at these small bits of interesting facts. This fun set of questions and answers about America’s 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.
About the Author
J. Stephen Lang, who earned a master’s degree in print communications from Wheaton College, is a former book editor. He has written several trivia books, including The Complete Book of Bible Trivia, The Complete Book of Confederate Trivia, and The Big Book of American Trivia.
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA
By J. Stephen Lang
464 pp. 5½ x 8½
EAN: 978-1-56554-877-0 pb