From George Washington to George W. Bush, Americans have been fascinated with the men who held the most powerful office in the world. In A Treasury of White House Tales, fifty-one stories about our presidents and their families are told, illustrated with more than 100 photographs. Originally released in 1989, this book by popular writer Webb Garrison has been updated by his granddaughter to include stories about Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. In this book the reader will discover...
- What the world's most powerful men have thought of their job
- How presidents and their wives first met
- What president was head of his prep school cheerleading squad and later managed a professional baseball team
- How a beloved president successfully resisted efforts to make him king during the early years of the American Republic
- What presidential wife who opposed women's suffrage took over the office of president for several weeks when her husband was incapacitated due to a stroke
- What president spent his entire fortune on service to the nation and died penniless when Congress refused to repay his expenses
|Contributor(s)||Webb Garrison , Beth Wieder|
|About the Contributor(s)||Webb Garrison
Webb Garrison, formerly associate dean of Emory University and president of McKendree College, wrote more than 55 books, including Civil War Curiosities and Civil War Trivia and Fact Book. Before his death in 2000, Garrison lived in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
Beth Wieder, Webb Garrison's granddaughter, is a writer and teacher who formerly worked in public relations. She shares her grandfather's fascination with history and politics.
|Publish Date||Feb 1, 2002|