President Power: Books about our Founding Fathers

Presidents Day is coming up on February 16th! Here are some fun and informative selections from our partners at Workman Publishing. From faces to facts and cocktails to conspiracies, these books cover all the angles and pack some serious president power. 

Fandex PresidentsFandex Family Field Guides: Presidents 

New, updated edition for 2009 featuring the 44th President of the United States - Barack Obama.

Fandex Family Field Guides: Presidents presents a chronological field guide to all 44 of America's chief executives.

  • Which President made the Louisiana Purchase?
  • Which President won a Nobel Peace Prize?
  • Which President also served as chief justice of the Supreme Court?
  • Who was in office during the Teapot Dome scandal, and who endured the childhood nickname "Useless"?

From the historic Founding Fathers (three of whom died on the Fourth of July) to the 19th-century forgettables (Fillmore, Tyler, Pierce et al.) to our current leadership, Presidents lets you finally get it straight.

•    51 Die-Cut Cards
•    Full Color Throughout
•    Knowledge at Your Fingertips
•    For the Whole Family

The Presidents Fact BookThe Presidents Fact Book

The Achievements, Campaigns, Events, Triumphs, and Legacies of Every President from George Washington to Barack Obama

In time for the 2015 presidential election cycle, this revised paperback edition is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide on the presidents and includes the milestones of Barack Obama's first and second terms.

The Presidents Fact Book is a complete compendium of all things presidential and a sweeping survey of American history through the biographical lens of every president from George Washington to Barack Obama.

Perfect for students, history buffs, and political junkies,The President's Fact Book is at once an expansive collage of our nation's 44 individual presidents and a comprehensive view of American history.

Party Like a PresidentParty Like a President

True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office

There’s the office: President of the United States. And then there’s the man in the office—prone to temptation and looking to unwind after a long day running the country.

Celebrating the decidedly less distinguished side of the nation’s leaders, humor writer Brian Abrams offers a compelling, hilarious, and true American history on the rocks—a Washington-to-Obama, vice-by-vice chronicle of how the presidents like to party.

Illustrated throughout with infographics (James Garfield’s attempts at circumnavigating the temperance movement), comic strips (George Bush Sr.’s infamous televised vomiting incident), caricatures, and fake archival documents, the book has the smart, funny feel of Madmagazine meets The Colbert Report. Plus, it includes recipes for 44 cocktails inspired by each chapter’s partier-in-chief.

History DecodedHistory Decoded: The 10 Greates Conspiracies of All Time

It's an irresistible combination: Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counting down the world's most intriguing unsolved mysteries.

And to make this richly illustrated book even richer, each chapter invites the reader along for an interactive experience through the addition of removable facsimile documents—the evidence!

It's a treasure trove for conspiracy buffs, a Griffin and Sabinefor history lovers.

Bound in at the beginning of each story is a custom-designed envelope—a faux 19th-century leather satchel, a U.S. government classified file—containing facsimiles of relevant evidence: John Wilkes Booth’s alleged unsigned will, a map of the Vatican, Kennedy’s death certificate. The whole is a riveting, interactive adventure through the compelling world of mysteries and conspiracies.

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