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Paul Boller's hugely admired anecdotal histories have consistently shown us new aspects and undiscovered sides to the lives of presidents and those around them. Presidential Inaugurations is no exception, as it illuminates the new life of the president from the moment he is elected to the moment he takes office.As might be expected from the most knowledgeable observer of APaul Boller's hugely admired anecdotal histories have consistently shown us new aspects and undiscovered sides to the lives of presidents and those around them. Presidential Inaugurations is no exception, as it illuminates the new life of the president from the moment he is elected to the moment he takes office.As might be expected from the most knowledgeable observer of American presidents, every chapter brings fresh delights that range from the sublime to, inevitably, the ridiculous. Boller accompanies Lincoln on his mysterious first entrance into Washington and renders the poignancy of FDR's last inauguration. There is the surprising appearance of Tallulah Bankhead at Truman's inauguration and the charming report on Eisenhower's 1953 inaugural by Jacqueline Bouvier.Highlighting inaugural moments from 1789 to 2001, Presidential Inaugurations presents the United States displaying its pride, its passions, and its prejudices as it greets a new leader....

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ISBN : 9780151005468
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Presidential Inaugurations Reviews

  • Kathee
    2019-02-07 01:43

    I finished this book today--I read it to bone up on presidential inaugurations for a Norway presentation. It was anecdotal and organized strangely (chapters on the journey to the inauguration, the balls, etc.). It will help me create good presentations, I think, but it's not a book I'd recommend. It just wasn't scholarly enough . . . or even terribly insightful.

  • Tracey
    2019-01-31 21:57

    I don't think I will be finishing this book. It hops around too much. Bummed. I wanted to like this book. It was quite dry and it does not hold my attention.