Presidential High Points . . . and Low Points!

by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Saturday, October 18 2008, 4:36pm. Viewed 744 times.

mithsonian PresidentsHere's a book that's on our New Shelf at Oaklyn (and other branches, too) about our U.S. Presidents, called Smithsonian Presidents. Its layout is inviting, and includes lots of pictures and quotes.  The cover promises "Presidential high points . . . and low points!"  Here's a low point: President William Henry Harrison, one of Indiana's own, caught a cold on his inauguration day and died exactly one month later.  Here's a high point:  President Grover Cleveland was the first President to hold his wedding in the White House. Each President gets a scrapbook-like page with his picture and  pictures of outstanding events or places during his administration, plus tidbits of information.  Browsers and report writers alike will find this book of interest.  

Websites are listed in the back for more information about each individual President or the White House or the job of the Secret Service or presidential libraries and museums. And there are other specific websites suggested throughout.  Want to see the dress Jacqueline Kennedy wore to her husband's inauguration? Try http://historywired.si.edu/object.cfm?ID=311. Or Japanese-America internment camps and the artwork created by people living in the camps?  Go to ttp://americanhistory.si.edu/perfectunion/experience/index.html.  Check out this book and find lots more websites!


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