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Which president killed a man? : tantalizing trivia and fun facts about our chief executives and first ladies
Humes, James C.
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Chicago : Contemporary Books, [2003]

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xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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E176.1 .H88 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Which President Killed a Man? is an inviting and entertaining series of questions and answers that will appeal to presidential trivia buffs all across the nation. Organized into 31 sections - Looks, Style, Family, Last Words, Pets, Military, Nicknames, etc. - it contains over 300 interesting teaser questions followed by answers, including such questions as: Which first lady taught her husband to read and write? One vice president was a minority by birth. Who was he? Which president weighed under 100 pounds? Which president's mother was third cousin of Queen Victoria Which president played minor league baseball? Who was the only president to be drafted by the NFL?

Author Notes

James Humes was a White House speechwriter for Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. He assisted former President Ford in writing his memoris, A Time to Heal, and is the author of more than thirty books, Currently Ryals Professor of Leadership and Language at the University of Southern Colorado

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Administration Milestonesp. 1
Agep. 7
The Artsp. 10
Birth and Deathp. 22
Curiositiesp. 28
Educationp. 40
Electionsp. 47
Familyp. 54
First Ladiesp. 64
Food and Winep. 79
Geographyp. 86
Inaugurationsp. 93
Last Wordsp. 100
Media Milestonesp. 104
Memorable Sayingsp. 107
Military Affairsp. 114
Nicknamesp. 122
Occupational Backgroundsp. 126
Personal Achievementsp. 130
Personal Stylep. 135
Pets and Animalsp. 139
Physical Featuresp. 146
Political Potpourrip. 152
Presidential Appointmentsp. 158
Public Offices Heldp. 165
Religionp. 169
Royaltyp. 176
Sportsp. 181
Stage and Screenp. 188
Traditions and Ritualsp. 191
Transportationp. 194
Vice Presidentsp. 198
What Others Saidp. 205
Would You Believe?p. 217
Bibliographyp. 227
Indexp. 229