By J. Stephen Lang
The former presidents of the United States were characters in their own right. Whatever their politics may have been, their personalities are often what make them memorable. These American leaders were the sons of politicians, farmers, and gas station attendants. Some were educated at the most prestigious schools in the country while others were mostly self-taught. A fun question-and-answer format provides you with a glimpse of their types and temperaments. Their famous firsts, hidden vices, family relationships, bad habits, strange pets, last words, and quotes both memorable and forgettable have been recorded for posterity.
Far from a dull history lesson, these quick quizzes reveal which commander in chief was drunk during his inauguration and which one claimed that any form of music made him ill. Other oddities include a president who was once part of a vigilante group and one who almost went to prison for tax fraud. One furtive leader managed to dodge the draft and undergo a secret surgery on a yacht. Another got stuck in the White House bathtub and habitually fell asleep in public places. One fun-loving president played practical jokes on his staff while another lost the White House china in a poker game.
This second edition has been updated to include information on Barack Obama and the later years of George W. Bush. Did either of these men have a previous DUI conviction or serve as director of the CIA? There’s only one way to find out.
About the Author
J. Stephen Lang has a master’s 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.
THE COMPLETE BOOK of PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA
By J. Stephen Lang
REFERENCE / Trivia
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Executive Branch
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
464 pp. 5½ x 8½
ISBN: 9781589809024 pb