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So you want to be President! Why not? Presidents have come in every variety. They’ve been generals like George Washington and actors like Ronald Reagan, big like William Howard Taft and small like James Madison, handsome like Franklin Pierce and homely like Abraham Lincoln.
From the embarrassment of skinny-dipping John Quincy Adams to the mischievous adventure of Theodore Roosevelt’s pony, Judith St. George shares the backroom facts, the spitfire comments, and the comical anecdotes that have been part and parcel of America’s White House.
Hilariously illustrated by Caldecott honor-winning artist David Small, this celebration shows us the foibles, quirks, and the humanity of forty-one men who have risen to one of the most powerful positions in the world.
Presents a history of the Panama Canal from the time Columbus first anchored off the coast of Panama through the signing of the 1977 United States-Panama treaties.
The partnership between John Adams, the second president of the United States, and his wife, Abigail, well known for speaking out on women's rights, is one of the most famous in American history.
John's lifelong involvement in American public life included service in the Continental Congress, an ambassadorship to England, and election as the second president of the United States. Abigail fiercely supported the American Revolution and the young country it created - as well as her husband's ambitious career. But while they were as drawn to each other as "steel and the magnet," they also went through the trials of extended separation. During these times, they relied on letters to keep their bond alive. With depth and insight, Judith St. George explores two of the founders of our nation.
A biography of the sculptor who devoted the last fourteen years of his life to the carving of the four presidents' heads on the face of Mount Rushmore.
Text and contemporary illustrations describe the seemingly impossible feat of building a bridge over the East River during the nineteenth century.