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The Seven-Day Scholar: The Presidents: Exploring History One Week at a Time (Hardcover)

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Did George Washington really confess to chopping down the infamous cherry tree? Why was Thomas Jefferson chosen among his peers to write the Declaration of Independence? What does Bill Clinton say is one of his greatest regrets during his presidency? What went wrong in Iraq during the George W. Bush administration? THE SEVEN-DAY SCHOLAR: EXPLORING HISTORY ONE WEEK AT A TIME: THE PRESIDENTS answers these questions and more in easy to read one-page narrative entries.

The second volume in the Seven-Day Scholar series, THE SEVEN-DAY SCHOLAR: EXPLORING HISTORY ONE WEEK AT A TIME: THE PRESIDENTS spans the time from our nation’s first president, George Washington, up to and including the current President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Organized into forty-seven chapters—each week as a theme—THE SEVEN-DAY SCHOLAR: EXPLORING HISTORY ONE WEEK AT A TIME: THE PRESIDENTS covers more than just the presidents. The book includes chapters on the Best and Worst Writers and Speakers, Most Controversial Elections, Scandals, Most Controversial Foreign Policy Decisions, the Peacemakers, the First Ladies, the Best and Worst Presidents, and more.

THE SEVEN-DAY SCHOLAR: EXPLORING HISTORY ONE WEEK AT A TIME: THE PRESIDENTS is published in partnership with HISTORY® channel. Not only is the book timed to Presidents’ Day, but it can also provide important historical information on the Oval Office as we head into the 2012 election season.

Whether sweeping through the book from beginning to end, or using it as a reference book, dipping in and out of specific topics, THE SEVEN-DAY SCHOLAR: EXPLORING HISTORY ONE WEEK AT A TIME: THE PRESIDENTS explores many fascinating facts and issues about the presidents, including:
• Did Washington really enjoy dancing?
• Why did President Jefferson avoid speaking in public?
• Why did Lincoln crack down on civil liberties?
• Why did Eisenhower fight against the big defense budgets?
• How responsible was Reagan for the end of the Cold War?

Flawless storytelling, expert research, and intriguing one-page essays make THE SEVEN-DAY SCHOLAR: EXPLORING HISTORY ONE WEEK AT A TIME: THE PRESIDENTS a book that anyone interested in our nation’s history will want on their bookshelf.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Dennis Gaffney is an adjunct professor at the University at Albany-SUNY, and also a journalist who has written for The New York Times, Mother Jones, Reader’s Digest, and The American Experience website. Dennis has published Teachers United, about the modern-day teachers’ movement. Peter Gaffney is Senior Vice President of Programming, Scheduling and Acquisitions for HISTORY®. They are also the authors of THE SEVEN-DAY SCHOLAR: THE CIVIL WAR.

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