The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told

100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

Author: Rick Beyer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060760184

Category: History

Page: 224

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What most of us don't know about our presidents could fill a book—and this just happens to be that book! From the archives of The History Channel® comes a treasure trove of quirky presidential history that will truly astonish, bewilder, and stupefy. Like Abraham Lincoln's duel or Jimmy Carter's UFO sighting . . . and let's not forget about the president who went skinny-dipping in the Potomac every day! That's the kind of presidential history you'll find in The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told: One hundred little-known stories to make you shake your head in wonder. If you want to find out how "Hail to the Chief" came to be the president's song, why the Oval Office isn't square, which president saved the game of football, and why Washington, D.C., could have been named Hertburn, this is the book for you. Did You Know About: The custody battle that made George Washington an American? The counterfeiters who tried to steal Lincoln's body? The woman who brought down Andrew Jackson's cabinet? The man who was president for a day? You know what makes the presidents famous, but it's the stuff you don't know that makes them interesting. A feast of fascinating presidential tidbits awaits.
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The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully

Author: Arielle Eckstut,David Henry Sterry

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761163980

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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Now updated for 2015! The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, and develop marketing and publicity savvy. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.
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Presidential Misadventures

Poems That Poke Fun at the Man in Charge

Author: Bob Raczka

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1466887060

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A spoonful of poetry helps the mockery go down! This collection of presidential poems is historical and hysterical. The clerihew is a simple poetic form specifically invented to make fun of famous people—and who is more famous than the misbehaving presidents of the United States? Here are forty-three poems teasing the commander-in-chief that are fun to read aloud and even more fun to write yourself. From the author of the incredibly inventive Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word comes a new collection filled with zingers, humdingers, and Presidential Misadventures.
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I Grew Up to Be President

Author: Laurie Calkhoven,Rebecca Zomchek

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545331528

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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An introduction to the presidents of the United States describes each president's childhood, career, achievements while in office, and life after the White House.
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The United States of Awesome

Fun, Fascinating and Bizarre Trivia about the Greatest Country in the Universe

Author: Josh Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1612431488

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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AMAZING TRUE FACTS From the Mayflower landing on Plymouth Rock to Apollo 11’ s touchdown on the moon, America has been nothing but the effing coolest country ever. This book is packed with fun facts, curious trivia and wacky revelations about the land of the free, including: • In the midst of the Civil War, 10,000 Confederate soldiers had a snowball fight—Tar Heels vs. Georgians. • Washington’s four dogs were named Drunkard, Taster, Tipler and Tipsy. • Unlike melodramatic Hollywood versions, the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral lasted just 30 seconds. • The incredibly unlucky son of Abe Lincoln witnessed the assassination deaths of three presidents. • The U.S. refused to pay a $400 littering fine for dropping the space station on Australia. • Ford pardoned not only Nixon but also Robert E. Lee 105 years after Lee’s death. • There is no evidence that Betsy Ross designed the American flag.
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