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    Vincent Wilson Jr.
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    Amer History Research Assoc; 9 edition (June 1, 1985)
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Detailed biographies of all the past and present Presidents of the United States of America. This new edition includes Barack Obama, taking his historic place among all the other Presidents of the United States.

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Love and hate. Every President of the United States has likely received some proportional dose of both extremes from critics, the general public and the world. As party politics further strangle and pistol whip the polarized masses into a competitive circus that more and more exhibits the ethos of Professional Wrestling, some people hate Presidents purely because of their party affiliations. It doesn't take much. Others claim that the office provides nothing more than a mere powerless figurehead for the wealthy oligarchy that really rules the country from beneath the shadows. Still others worship the post as a bastion of unabashed goodness and morality. Whatever opinions one holds and whichever Presidents one hates or loves, few will dispute the importance of the United States of America's highest official office. Though their terms span a mere eye blink in comparison to most monarchs, Presidents nonetheless embody their times and provide a focal point for their respective eras, for better or worse. But few remain forever in immediate collective memory. For instance, depending on one's political sentiments, the past two Presidents, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, represent either the best or worst Presidents that have ever served. Politics has always tended towards a rather myopic or short term perspective, as a quick survey of Americans' general knowledge of their past Presidents will likely reveal. Most, of course, remember the Presidents of their own lifetimes, but how many today can say anything of substance about Van Buren or Fillmore or even perhaps Eisenhower? Of course, some Presidents didn't arguably earn a place in the public mind, either through an unexpected early death or from poor political choices or situations. William Henry Harrison, for example, served only one month. Franklin Pierce never even wanted the position. A particular litany of past and now largely unknown Presidential names usually appears with the designation of "undistinguished." Others, such as Abraham Lincoln, have become outright deified, as a visit to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. will demonstrate. But the forgotten names once loomed over their own times and even the perceived failures also shaped the United States into its current political form, though maybe not always in ways intended or desired. The thin volume published by the American History Research Associates, prosaically titled "The Book of the Presidents," claims that the history of the Presidency is the history of the United States itself. Though maybe a slight overstatement, it rings true to a large extent.

This small book, usually readily available at historic sites, may not serve as the most substantial or best introduction to the Presidency, but it does make for a handy reference. The most recent edition as of this writing, the seventeenth edition dated 2017, spans all Forty-five Presidents from Washington to Trump. Don't expect an overwhelming deluge of information. All Presidents receive two pages, one of text and the demographics of their term and the other dominated by a portrait or photograph and some biographical highlights. A few interesting additions include the population count at the beginning and end of each President's term as well as a map showing the extent of the country for the same time period. It's interesting to watch the country grow from an East Coast sliver to a totally continent-dominating monolith. The flip book effect doesn't really work, unfortunately, due to inconsistent placements of the maps, not that the publishers exactly intended this anyway. Given the sparse space for text, the short narratives only hit on the major events of each Presidency. Still, the book as a whole provides a decent half-thumbnail glance of the vast scope that comprises the Presidency from 1789 to a portion of 2017. A book four times the size still couldn't cover everything. Some of the passages explicitly call out a President's faults and failures. Many profiles, including those of some of the founders, say that their glory days really occurred outside of their Presidential terms. A few, such as Washington's and Lincoln's, gush praise effusively to an almost unbearable degree. They were both great presidents, of course, but the prose gets a little too purple and thick in places. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, often considered one of the "great Presidents" on a scale near to Washington and Lincoln, receives a far more toned-down, sober treatment as "the most controversial President of modern times." Not to say that he wasn't controversial, the text doesn't mention the Japanese internment, for instance, but both Washington and Lincoln also inspired plenty of raging controversy in their day. No President, even the most acclaimed, has ever experienced universal adoration. Some even alienated their own allies. Rutherford B. Hayes, for example, thrust into office by leading Republicans as the "honest man" to redeem the rampant scandals of Ulysses Grant's Administration, "proved to be too honest and forthright for many of them, who could hardly wait to get him out of office." The book, as a general survey, somewhat understandably shies away from harsh criticism of the most recent Presidents, especially those still living, but it doesn't hold back on Presidents from bygone eras. Donald Trump's section likely dates from very early in his Presidency, as it focuses mainly on his campaign, mentions his role on "The Apprentice," his more than twenty authored books and the "nasty" 2016 election. It also calls him "the first President with no government or military experience."

Anyone wanting to memorize the Presidents will find this book very useful with its consistent pagination and prominent numbering of each Presidency. Though Grover Cleveland only gets a single page for his two non-contiguous terms. "The only President ever to succeed his successor." It also helps develop useful mnemonics such as "Tyler Ten." Most readers who tread this path will likely encounter the most trouble with the "obscure" Presidents between Andrew Jackson and Theodore Roosevelt, with the obvious exception of Lincoln. Many passages include obvious edits, which glare out like new repairs on a damaged building. An obvious edit occurs in Andrew Johnson's profile, likely changed from "the only President to face impeachment" to "the first President to face impeachment." A section of Jimmy Carter's text concerning the Iran hostage crisis also suddenly changes font as if edited. The last few Presidents all have inconsistent fonts from their predecessors. Consistency of layout apparently wasn't the first priority of the book's recent editors. Most surprisingly, the book steers pretty clear of party politics, with a few exceptions. The biographical summaries don't mention political affiliation, but occasionally the narratives may include party references. As such, this book won't quickly answer questions such as "what party did John Adams belong to?" So it doesn't provide a perfect reference, but for absolute newcomers to the history of the United States Presidency, it serves as a fairly good, but not superior, standard introduction to the subject.