The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents.The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents
Thomas R. Flagel
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ISBN n abbr (= International Standard Book Number) → ISBN m 9781581826135, $16.95, 2007, www.cumberlandpress.com 1-888-439-2665
I am no history scholar, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I believe that Mr. Flagel succeeded in his stated objective of writing a book that would be enjoyable for the casual reader and, at the same time, be of interest for the more knowledgeable reader.
The book is written in a "Top Ten" format, perhaps based on David Letterman's nightly night·ly
1. Of or occurring during the night; nocturnal: the cat's nightly prowl.
2. Happening or done every night: the physician's nightly rounds. segment, and is thus made up of a large number of relatively short sections. This format makes "The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents: Key People, Places, and Events" a good night-time read, as there is no storyline Noun 1. storyline - the plot of a book or play or film
plot - the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.; "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal" to forget--you can read a section one night, pick the book up again a week later and start off again without losing anything. Some of the sections of the book (i.e., "Top Ten Machiavellian Presidents") are the subjective opinions of the author, and persons more knowledgeable than I about presidential history might not agree with all of Mr. Flagel's top ten rankings, while other sections ("Top Ten Veto Presidents") are based on objective fact; but I enjoyed reading most of them.
I have a shelf full of history books that I have every intention of reading, but find the task too daunting daunt
tr.v. daunt·ed, daunt·ing, daunts
To abate the courage of; discourage. See Synonyms at dismay.
[Middle English daunten, from Old French danter, from Latin . "The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents" is one that is written in such a way that it can be easily read by anyone, no matter what a person's daily time constraints In law, time constraints are placed on certain actions and filings in the interest of speedy justice, and additionally to prevent the evasion of the ends of justice by waiting until a matter is moot. are.
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