Oval Office Oddities: An Irreverent Collection of Presidential Facts, Follies, and Foibles
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Book ISBN: 9780061346170
Author(s): Bill Fawcett
Document type: Trade Paper
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For a light, fun, and educational read, check out Oval Office Oddities. It tells interesting and funny stories about our nation's Presidents. The chapters are divided by topic such as Presidential firsts, Presidential peculiarities, and Presidents as people. You'll find out what interesting hobbies Presidents had, as well as who was having extramarital affairs, and what kind of pets they had. (Calvin Coolidge had a pet raccoon named Rebecca) This book is a great conversation starter and good for history fans who don't have much time for a long historical narrative.
Sarah J. Carlin (Amazon.com)
fun and light read
This was a fun and light read. As with many other reveiws I read about this author he needs to gets his facts correct. I found another one besides the kennedy grave, he states that the pres and vice pres can't be from the same state, not true, the electors of a state can't vote for a pres and vp both from their home state. Anyway, I don't understand why the author doesn't spend a few minutes looking up the facts. But there are still lots of entertaining items to read.
Matthew Ptak (Amazon.com)
INTERESTING BOOK , BUT NEED A FACT CHECKER
Another book about the Presidents/oval office and politics in general, one of many in bookstores, so I thought I would enjoy this book as the countless other books on this subject. I give this book 4 stars for ONE big error, and it is on page 41 the author states that Kennedy's grave and flame are at the National Cemetery in Bethesda, Md.WRONG!!!! Now every school child know or should know that Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Va. I'm not sure who did the fact checking for this book but this is one that never should have made into print and should have been noticed. A good beach or airplane book as it does not strain the brain and is written in a light and entertaining style not dry as so other books and is a book for a general intro to U.S. Presidents and the Oval Office.
Craig A. SAUNDERS (Amazon.com)
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