MEET THE PRESIDENTS by Frances Cavanah

MEET THE PRESIDENTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From George Washington to Harry Truman, short anecdotes followed by biographical sketches have been written about each President of the United States. The anecdote pertains to some childhood incident -- Washington's longing to follow his brother to sea, Truman's intense Interest in American history -- and is dramatized in rather inane dialogue invented by the author. The biography tells the general story of each President's career in a few pages. The most valuable asset in the collection is the outline that concludes each sketch,- entitled, The President at a Glance, this little section lists the important accomplishments of the administration along with special biographical data. It is to this list that readers may refer when checking a single fact or a date. Though Miss Cavanah, a popular author, attempts to capture the flavor of each personality by introducing anecdotes, the result is less than successful. The history minded student demands more substantial fare.

Pub Date: June 11th, 1962
Publisher: Macrae-Smith