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The Essential Wisdom of the Presidents

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From George Washington to Barack Obama, the presidents have led and shaped America ever since the country's inception. Reflecting their own distinct philosophies about the role of the president, the scope of his powers, and the priorities of his administration, the words of these extraordinary men collectively provide a sweeping view of United States history.

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Hardcover, 162 pages
Published January 1st 2014 by Fall River Press (first published March 1st 2011)
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Eugene Kernes
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics
Most quotes presented speak with such power. These quotes are supposedly the best out of all the presidents. A confirmation bias exists because there are not that many quotes in the book that represent when some presidents got it wrong. The general outlook of the book seems to be say, based on the quotes not of the author, that if only a country could get a good leader would mean the country will do good which is wrong considering that it is not the people who are dependent on the president but ...more
Vernita
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book! Jammed pack with quotes which are thought-provoking while others made me shout; YES! You can glean much from this book and gain some insightful advice along the way. I made a note of some quotes which I considered to be so profound, I know i'll come back and re-read again. Surely, you will find some wisdom from the presidents within the pages.
Lauralee
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought it would be a lighter read. I may go back and read a couple chapters with the goal of thinking a little more on what has been said.
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