Lives of the Presidents--Now Including George W. Bush and Barack Obama: Fame, Shame (And What the Neighbors Thought)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2011
Duration: 3 hours 7 minutes
Which president barked likes a dog-and why did another bark like a seal? Who threw lavish dinner parties with twenty-nine courses-and who was so disliked that his parties were boycotted? Which president had eighty pairs of pants? And which liked to remove his pants (and everything else) for a dip in the pool, expecting everyone around him to skinny-dip too? The presidents of the United States have been different not only in politics, but also as people. Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt look at our nation's fearless leaders with the eye of a gossipy neighbor, dishing the dirt on bad habits, bad fashion, and bad manners (and more than a few good things in between). Lives of the Presidents has long been a favorite in this popular and solidly researched series of collective biographies. Updated to include Barack Obama and George W. Bush, this acclaimed volume is perfect for presidential buffs and trivia lovers of all ages. Recommended for Grades 4 and up.