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The Resource Presidential diversions : presidents at play from George Washington to George W. Bush, Paul F. Boller, Jr

Presidential diversions : presidents at play from George Washington to George W. Bush, Paul F. Boller, Jr

Label
Presidential diversions : presidents at play from George Washington to George W. Bush
Title
Presidential diversions
Title remainder
presidents at play from George Washington to George W. Bush
Statement of responsibility
Paul F. Boller, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Boller's anecdotal histories have uncovered new aspects and hidden dimensions in the lives of our presidents. Now he turns to an uncharted--but unexpectedly revealing--element of our leaders' personalities as he brings us stories of what the presidents did for fun. In thumbnail portraits of every president through George W. Bush, Boller chronicles their taste in games, sports, and cultural activities. George Washington had a passion for dancing and John Quincy Adams skinny-dipped in the Potomac; Grover Cleveland loved beer gardens and Woodrow Wilson made a failed effort to write fiction; Calvin Coolidge cherished his afternoon naps, as did Lyndon Johnson his four-pack-a-day cigarette habit; Jimmy Carter was a surprisingly skilled high diver and Bush Senior loved to parachute. The sketches revitalize even the most familiar of our leaders, showing us a new side of our presidents--and their presidencies.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boller, Paul F
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Amusements
Label
Presidential diversions : presidents at play from George Washington to George W. Bush, Paul F. Boller, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 419 p.
Isbn
9780151006120
Lccn
2006019662
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70176809
  • (OCoLC)70176809
Label
Presidential diversions : presidents at play from George Washington to George W. Bush, Paul F. Boller, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 419 p.
Isbn
9780151006120
Lccn
2006019662
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70176809
  • (OCoLC)70176809

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