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Presidential Anecdotes

Presidential Anecdotes
Author: Paul F. Boller
ISBN 13: 9780195097313
ISBN 10: 195097319
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: 1996
Format: N/A
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From George Washington to Bill Clinton, a collection of delightful anecdotes


A collection of presidential anecdotes from Washington to Clinton revealing much about the character of each, their successes and failures, and the brilliant or silly ways in which they handled the office. Culled from autobiographies, letters, journals, and interviews with family and friends, the quips are both apocryphal and based on fact. Washington did hatch away at his father's cherry tree, but didn't actually cut it down, Harding had a way with words that made H.L. Mencken apoplectic, Eleanor Roosevelt appears funnier than Franklin D., and Reagan was, like Henny Youngman, the king of the one-liner. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)