Look-It-Up Book of Presidents (Library Binding)
Entertaining, up-to-the minute, and easy-to-use, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents features a short, lively biography of every president from George Washington through the winner of the 2012 presidential election, plus a chapter on Election 2000--the -year of the chad.- It includes concise descriptions of the major events, issues, and achievements of each administration, and is fully illustrated in black and white with engravings, cartoons, and photographs. In-print and updated after every presidential election since 1968, it's an easy-to-use, affordable alternative to hardcover home reference books like National Geographic's Our Country's Presidents at $24.95. An invaluable resource that the whole family will turn to again and again, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents is American history in a nutshell.
About the Author
WYATT BLASSINGAME was the author of more than 600 stories and magazine articles, four adult novels, and more than 60 children's book--mostly about American history and animals. He died in 1985.
“Throughout more than 15 years of revisions, The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents, first published in 1968, has remained a reliable resource for reference and browsing, offering comprehensive, informative profiles of American presidents. . . . Ann Bausum’s Our Country’s Presidents (National Geographic, 2001) and James Barber’s Presidents (DK, 2000) offer glossier formats with full-color illustrations, but they don’t diminish the appeal and usefulness of this book.”—School Library Journal