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The President Has Been Shot!: True Stories of the Attacks on Ten U.S. Presidents

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Nothing stuns the country like the death of its leader. Four U.S. presidents have been killed in office, and attempts have been made on six other presidents' lives. These events are covered in a highly readable style, with fascinating details about the assailants and the attacks, straightforward presentation of conspiracy theories, and abundant use of prints and photograph ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Dutton Juvenile
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Jan 29, 2015 Shane rated it really liked it
This book contains chapters dedicated to the presidents who were killed in office, as well as others who survived assassination attempts. Each section gives details about what was going on the in the country that may have prompted the attacks, and there is also background on the assassins. I liked that book also went into explaining how the Secret Service's role changed over time. The text moves at a quick pace without getting bogged down by too many details about each president. Pictures are sp ...more
Raylee Gifford
This nonfiction book contains the stories of the 10 U.S. presidents who have been the target of assassination attempts and successes. This book shares the stories of Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley,and John Kennedy who were all assassinated during their presidencies. The death of each president was a huge shock to the nation and over the years has resulted in tighter security for the president as well as the 25th ammendment to the constitution which made attempting to kill the ...more
Jan 22, 2011 Dotty rated it liked it
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Tells the story of each presidential assassination attempt. Several times the president shot did not know they had been shot -- interesting all attempts were with a gun.
A president has died in office or been killed while in office every twenty years since 1840:
William Henry Harrison, elected 1840, died of natural causes
Abraham Lincoln, elected 1860, assassinated
James Garfield, elected 1880, assassinated
William McKinley, elected 1900, assassinated
Warren G. Harding, elected 1920, died in office
Oct 12, 2012 6schell_hunter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the president has been shot was a great informational book. It is about ten accounts of conspiracies, plans, and stories. The best story in the book was the story of Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln had many accounts of trying to be assassinated. A man named John Wilkes Booth finally succeeded. He had been shot at Fords theatre. Overall, this book is very informational and a good read.
Mar 15, 2013 Jeri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-books
This was a fantastic overview of ten attacks on different presidents. I liked that it was in chronological order and that it explained the events simply and without a lot of gore. I liked how it talked about the attackers and that it talked about that many of them were mentally unstable. I would read this book to my children.
Amber Pangburn
Nov 07, 2011 Amber Pangburn rated it really liked it
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This is a book about how the presidents were assainated. They had all the presidents that were shot, hurt, or killed in this book. They explain how the plans happened and what happened to the president. I would use this in a classroom when talking about presidents.
Oct 21, 2015 Smudge rated it it was amazing
I grew up with this book and it launched a lifelong obsession with crime, criminology and the psychology of murder. Although it's not always the most on point factually, it's a great little starter for American history buffs and early readers.
Kyle Bradbury
Oct 04, 2012 Kyle Bradbury rated it it was amazing
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It was ok but not ment for me I only read it for a book report.
Jun 29, 2014 Tiffiny rated it really liked it
A good informational book.
Mar 03, 2009 Paula rated it really liked it
Found this while working at an elementary school. It covers the assassinations of the presidents as well as the attempts made on more current presidents. I found it very informative.
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Nov 21, 2014 Carrie Daws rated it it was amazing
Excellent book on a kids level for learning the history of President's who were attacked. Includes some information on those who fired the shots and what happened to them in the aftermath.
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