Get to know the Presidents of the United States, from George Washington to Barack Obama. Visit the only surviving residence of James Polk in Columbia, Tennessee, or the Lyndon Baines Johnson ranch near Johnson City, Texas. Divided into three regions, these presidential sites from modest to lofty reflect the private personalities, lifestyles, and economic status of our countrys leaders, past and present. Through 418 images and engaging text, youll go backstage at the Kennedy household, find out who had the first White House Christmas tree, and which President was a huge fan of jelly bean candies. Highlights of each administration and fascinating tidbits round out the information featured. This is a great keepsake for lovers of history and resource guide for touring the country in search of our Presidents.
Walter Eckman has spent years researching the personal lives of the presidents of the United States. A Chester County native, he has traveled thousands of miles visiting presidential libraries, birthplaces, homesteads, and gravesites.