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Facts about the presidents : a compilation of biographical and historical information
Kane, Joseph Nathan, 1899-2002.
Uniform Title:
Famous first facts.
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wilson, 1981.
Physical Description:
viii, 456 pages ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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E176.1 .K3 1981 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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E176.1 .K3 1981 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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**** The previous edition is cited in BCL3. An easy-to-use comprehensive compilation on facts, statistics, and anecdotes about the American presidents, from George Washington to George Bush. It has been expanded and revised to provide more data and more in-depth information. In two parts: biographical data, comparative data. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author Notes

Joseph Nathan Kane is one of the foremost researchers in the field of American history. In the course of writing over thirty books and hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, he has made countless trips around the country in search of original records. Well known for his own national radio show, "Famous Facts," he was also for many years the research authority for such quiz shows as "Break the Bank," "Double or Nothing," and "The $64,000 Question." Mr. Kane lives and works in New York City. He has lectured extensively on American history

Table of Contents

Inauguration of George Washington
Prefacep. v
Part I Biographical Data George Washington--William Jefferson Clinton
George Washingtonp. 1
John Adamsp. 14
Thomas Jeffersonp. 20
James Madisonp. 28
James Monroep. 35
John Quincy Adamsp. 40
Andrew Jacksonp. 45
Martin Van Burenp. 53
William Henry Harrisonp. 58
John Tylerp. 63
James Knox Polkp. 68
Zachary Taylorp. 73
Millard Fillmorep. 78
Franklin Piercep. 82
James Buchananp. 87
Abraham Lincolnp. 93
Andrew Johnsonp. 105
Ulysses Simpson Grantp. 111
Rutherford Birchard Hayesp. 120
James Abram Garfieldp. 126
Chester Alan Arthurp. 132
Grover Clevelandp. 135
Benjamin Harrisonp. 141
Grover Clevelandp. 146
William McKinleyp. 150
Theodore Rooseveltp. 157
William Howard Taftp. 163
Woodrow Wilsonp. 169
Warren Gamaliel Hardingp. 178
Calvin Coolidgep. 189
Herbert Clark Hooverp. 190
Franklin Delano Rooseveltp. 196
Harry S. Trumanp. 210
Dwight David Eisenhowerp. 217
John Fitzgerald Kennedyp. 226
Lyndon Baines Johnsonp. 235
Richard Milhous Nixonp. 244
Gerald Rudolph Fordp. 255
Jimmy Carterp. 261
Ronald Wilson Reaganp. 269
George Herbert Walker Bushp. 282
William Jefferson Clintonp. 292
The President's Sealp. 297
Part II Comparative Data
The Presidents
Chronology, Family History, and Namesp. 301
Cultural and Vocational Backgroundp. 331
Residencep. 343
Age and Physical Characteristicsp. 344
Death and Burialp. 346
Commemorativesp. 356
General Statisticsp. 359
The Presidency
Electionsp. 361
The Officep. 388
The Presidents and Their Vice Presidentsp. 411
Indexp. 427