The Book of Presidents

Title: The Book of Presidents
Genre: History, War & Politics
Author: None Credited
Publisher: Amsterdam Printing & Litograph Corporation, Amsterdam, New York.
Year: 1968
Pages: 34
Format: Booklet, staple-bound.
Provenance: Unknown
Opening Sentence: “BORN near Stonewall, Texas, August 27, 1908.” (biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson)
Random Passage: “Herbert Hoover was born at West Branch, Iowa, on Aug. 10, 1874 and was the first President born west of the Mississippi. Presidents Truman (Missouri), Eisenhower and L. B. Johnson (Texas) were also born west of Mississippi.” (from Presidential Oddities)
Notes: Amsterdam Printing & Litho produced this handy guide to past U.S. Presidents in the run-up to the 1968 election. Bios of the current candidates, a portrait gallery of past presidents, grids showing party votes in elections dating back to 1912, electoral voting maps, backgrounds, life spans, and the presidents’ wives are all covered in this info-packed booklet. Among the Republican contenders that year were Ronald Reagan (future President) and George Romney (father of future candidate Mitt Romney).


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